This is the talk of the town!
Cauliflower pizza. This is what everyone is up and about now. I wanted to make this recipe for a long, long time. But I postponed it for a long. I was a bit scared as well how the pizza would turn out to be. Would it be comparable to 'real' pizza?
I was surprised! Of course you can not expect a REAL pizza. It is still a pizza made out of vegetables only. I find it amazing - the crust is crunchy and with a nice topping it really turns into a pizza.
As the crust is only made out of cauliflower it is the perfect low carb and low calorie alternative while being naturally gluten free. You can enjoy this pizza beauty with no guilt but stacked up with many fibre, vitamins and minerals!
Go, and try!
ALL YOU NEED
1 - for the pizza crust.
2 - for the red tomato sauce.
3 - for topping.
makes two small pizzas
for the crust.
- one medium sized cauliflower
- one organic egg
- one teaspoon of salt
- one teaspoon of oregano
- one tablespoon of almond flour
- one tablespoon of olive oil, for brushing the crust
for the sauce.
// ready made tomato passata OR
- two tablespoons of olive oil
- two tomatoes, chopped
- one onion, finely chopped
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- juice and zest of one lemon
- one teaspoon of dried oregano
- one teaspoon of dried basil
- half a teaspoon of salt
- one small chilli
- two logs of mozzarella for each
- two handful of fresh organic rocket salad
- fresh basil leaves
- extra olive oil for sprinkling
I decided to start with a basic Pizza Mageritha. However, I encourage you to be creative with the topping! Chose whatever you like, mushrooms, corn, salami, ham, ricotta,...
Now, hands on - get started!
Boil the cauliflower in a pot together with one cup of water until soft. Strain the excessive cooking water and then use a hand mixer to puree the cauliflower.
Place the cauliflower puree in a cotton towel and carefully press out all existing water until very well drained. The dryer the better!
Add one egg, the salt, herbs and one large tablespoon of almond flour and mix well.
Voila! This is how the dough looks!
Line a oven tray with baking paper and sprinkle some almond flour. Add the cauliflower dough and with your hands shape it into a nice round pizza like form. You want the crust to be about half a centimetre thick.
This is how it looks!
With a fork pinch in some holes so the pizza can cook evenly. Add about one tablespoon of olive oil and brush the pizza crust with it.
Bake in the oven at about 250°C for about 20 minutes until the crust is nicely golden brown.
RED. From top to-ma-toes.
If you decide to make your tomato sauce instead of buying ready made pasta you have enough time to prepare the tomato gravy while the crust is baking in the oven. Therefore, you fry garlic and onion in olive oil and add the tomatoes. Fry well until you get a nicely mushy texture which you can puree even finer. Add the herbs and salt to taste.
When the tomato sauce is done spoon it onto the pizza crust and top it with some mozzarella cheese. Cook the cauliflower pizza for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Top with fresh rocket salad and fresh basil leaves