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Thursday 16 October 2014

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Pizza with cauliflower crust
Saw this recipe using Cauliflower as the pizza base and thought YES definitely one to share.
"The aim with a root vegetable crust is to make something crispy that can be eaten by hand, without it falling apart. Many recipes use lots of eggs, but this one opts for cauliflower and goat's cream cheese. It works well with a slightly different, less cheesy topping.

Makes 4 small pizzas or 1 large one

For the crusts
1 medium-size cauliflower, grated
100g goat's cream cheese
1 egg
Salt and black pepper

For the tomato sauce
Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
400g can of chopped tomatoes
A handful of fresh basil, chopped
A pinch of dried chilli flakes
Salt and black pepper

1 Preheat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

2 To make the crust, add the cauliflower to a pot of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, then wrap in a tea towel and squeeze out any excess water.

3 In a bowl, mix the grated cauliflower with the cream cheese and egg, and season.

4 Divide the cauliflower mix into four portions and, using your hands, shape the crusts on the sheet. They should be about 1-1½cm thick. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until firm and golden.

5 While the crusts are baking, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and saute for a few minutes. Add the garlic and stir briefly, then add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

6 When the crusts are done, add a spoonful of tomato sauce to each and spread evenly. Add your choice of toppings as desired, plus grated cheese.

7 Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes at 220C/450F/gas mark 8, until the cheese is golden."
(Recipe idea from here
Bon Appetit
All the best Jan


Tanvee said...

I have tried this so many times and each time I have messed cauliflower crust doesn't look this good :(

Tanvee said...

I can never make a god cauliflower base..I have tried it so many times and it has always ended badly :(

Lowcarb team member said...

Ah but looks aren't everything - bet it tasted good......

Thanks for your comment Tanvee

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

Hey Jan, you are the second this week to mention this method. Very cool. Though I am dairy-free, still, this is neat idea.

Yesterday, I made cauilflower rice, super yum.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Ivy ... you can't beat a serving of cauliflower rice ... delicious.

Many thanks for your comment.
Have a good week.

All the best Jan