Cauliflower Crust Pizza

cauliflower crust pizzaCauliflower Crust Pizza……10 years ago people would think this was just “weird”.

Although the cauliflower crust concept is certainly not a new phenomenon here in Vancouver, I think the trend is here to stay!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
 
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This might be best pizza crust I've ever made. I would recommend making 2 at the same time because it will go quickly!
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Low Carb, Grain & Gluten Free
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower, large
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese (15% MF), grated
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes *optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • **other optional seasonings: garlic powder, basil, onion powder
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 425 F. Line a baking tray or pizza tray with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and chop the cauliflower into chunks. Place in a large food processor and blend until it is almost a puree. If you don't have a food processor, use a box grater.
  3. Place the finely chopped or grated cauliflower in a large bowl and microwave for 6-9 minutes. Allow to cool and drain out any excess water (this step is VERY important to avoid soggy crust). Another option is to use a steamer basket to cook the cauliflower.
  4. Mix in the eggs, cheeses, seasonings and stir well.
  5. Pour the cauliflower mixture onto your baking pan and flatten out.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
Feel free to experiment with different cheeses in the crust. I have also used goat cheese with success. The vegan option would likely include a chia/flax/water mix to substitute for the egg and almond meal to bind the cauliflower. Play around with it and see what you like!

This recipe is a great alternative for anyone following a gluten free, lower carb or ‘grain-free’ diet. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of thick, white and doughy pizza crust. I figure the carbohydrates you save in the crust could be put towards dessert or a glass of wine 😉  cauliflowercauliflower crust ingredientsingredientsfood processorcauliflower cauliflower crust pizzakale, yam and cauliflower pizza

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