Creamy Cauliflower and Camembert soup

  • 15/12/2008
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 35 min

This French-style cream of cauliflower soup is made very special with the addition of a touch of Camembert cheese. To make it taste even more special, crush or grind some roasted hazelnuts and sprinkle on top before serving.

See all images

Ingredients

  • 800 g cauliflower florets
  • 500 ml milk
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Gourmet stock powder
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • 100-150 ml low-fat cooking cream
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 225 g Camembert cheese, cubed
  • Serving:
  • Couple cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    In a large sauce pan add cauliflower florets, milk, 500 ml water, mustard and Vegeta Gourmet stock. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower softens.
  2. 2.
    Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking for additional couple of minutes. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, letting it cool.
  3. 3.
    Using a hand held blender blend finely.
  4. 4.
    Return the saucepan to medium heat, stir in cream and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. 5.
    Drizzle with olive oil and top with Camembert cheese.

Serving

Serve garnished with cauliflower florets and freshly crushed or ground hazelnuts.

Tip

Add 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the bowl just before serving. Cauliflower can be kept in the fridge, wrapped in paper or plastic bag for around 3-5 days. Store it with stem down to avoid moisture.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 267 / 1.116 - -
Fat g 18,72 - -
Carbohydrates g 13,02 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,36 - -
Protein g 13,99 - -
Sodium g 1,92 0 0
Vitamin A μg 659,89 16 13
Vitamin D μg 42,99 21 21
Vitamin C mg 63,03 84 70
Niacin mg 4,25 30 21
Potassium mg 650,85 18 18
Calcium mg 312,81 31 31
Phosphorous mg 300,62 38 38

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)