French Cauliflower Soup

Michelle shared a French Cauliflower Soup recipe in the South Arm Older Adults cooking Club.


The French Cauliflower Soup was creamy and “thickish”.  Garnish with chopped chives and small slices of brie.



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 bay leaves (we omitted this as we did not have any in the pantry)
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 4 to 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream (or sour cream)
  • chopped chives for garnishing
  • small slices of brie for garnishing (optional)


Source: this recipe is adapted from The French Market cookbook


French-Cauliflower-Soup-02Place butter, shallots and celery in a saucepan. Fry gently for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
French-Cauliflower-Soup-04Add cauliflower, mustard, bay leaves, thyme and stock.

Bring to a boil. Cover and summer for 20 minutes.

French-Cauliflower-Soup-06Remove bay leaves (if using) and blend until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
French-Cauliflower-Soup-08Stir in cream.

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