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

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

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  • 800 g cauliflower
  • 50 ml milk
  • salt
  • Podravka white pepper
  • 100-150 ml Camembert cheese, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Add cauliflower separated into flowerettes to a large saucepan with milk, 500 ml water, mustard and Vegeta. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for a little while.
  2. 2.
    Allow to cool slightly before creaming the soup with a blender.
  3. 3.
    Return the saucepan on the hob, stir in cream and cook the soup for a couple of minutes. Drizzle some olive oil on top and add torn or diced Camembert cheese.


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


Try adding 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the bowl just before serving the soup. Keep cauliflower wrapped in paper or nylon bag in the fridge and use within 3-5 days. Store it with stem down to avoid moisture.

Little secret

To add some extra kick to the soup, try adding one spoonful of Podravka Rustica Mustard as you start cooking, and finish the soup as described above.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 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 - -
Salt 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.)