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Cauliflower Crust Pizza…The super healthy Pizza indulgence

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If you or your kids love eating pizza, but feel guilty about all the extra calories, this post is for you. Imagine eating pizza and getting a full serving of a vegetable, it doesn’t get better than this. When I came across this recipe, I was amused. How in the world can we make a pizza from a cauliflower. Surprising, but deliciously true. It satisfies your craving for a pizza, for that cheesy goodness and is super healthy. Highly recommended. πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

Small or medium cauliflower – 1
Mozzarella cheese – Β½ cup (Use your choice of cheese)
Egg -1 (See notes for substitutions)
Mixed Italian Herbs – 1 tbsp
Garlic cloves – 2, minced
Black pepper powder – ΒΌ tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly flakes – to taste, optional
Pizza Sauce – ΒΌ cup
Cheese – Β½ cup (more or less, as per your preference)
Your choice of Pizza toppings

Method:

  1. Remove the stems of the cauliflower and pulse the florets in a food processor till you get very fine cauliflower rice. You can also grate the florets if you like.
  2. Cook the florets in a microwave for about 8 minutes. You can also cook it on a stove top in boiling water for about the same time.
  3. Once done, drain all the water and let it cool down. Finally, wrap the cooked cauliflower crumbles in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as you can. This step is very important to get a good pizza base.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450 F and line your baking sheet with Parchment paper. The parchment paper is very important here to ensure your pizza does not stick to the baking sheet.
  5. Now mix the cauliflower (which should be really dry by now) with cheese, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper, egg and the chili flakes. Use your hand and make a soft dough.
  6. Now form a round pizza crust using the dough making sure it is not too thick or thin and place it on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake it for about 20 – 25 minutes till the sides are nicely brown.
  8. Take it out of the oven and flip on the other side. Apply the tomato sauce, your choice of pizza toppings and the cheese.
  9. Put it back in the oven and let it cook for another 7 – 8 minutes till the cheese has nicely melted.
  10. Let it rest for about 2 minutes. Finally cut your healthy pizza into slices and enjoy this guilt free delight.

Notes:

To replace egg you can either use 1 tbsp of flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water or
1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water. Leave it aside for 10 minutes and use as in the recipe.

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Thanks so much for reading the recipe. All I can say is..It is probably one of the most delicious ways you can eat a cauliflower.

Do give this a try and let me know if you like it.

See you again soon.

Love,

Ritu. πŸ™‚

Author: Love Served Daily

A few years ago I would have laughed at the prospect of writing a food blog. Expecting someone to guide you on a recipe whose own cooking experience before her marriage has been next to nil is quite unbelievable. A foodie husband and his love for socializing ensured I do get a lot of cooking practice. And when I finally decided to be a SAHM, it gave me an opportunity to enhance my culinary skills. A lot of it was inspired from a number of food groups on Facebook and some very talented people I met there. So thanks to all my family and friends who constantly motivated me to work on a blog, here it is. So come, join me on this delightful journey, where I promise to serve you Love daily, well almost.

29 thoughts on “Cauliflower Crust Pizza…The super healthy Pizza indulgence

  1. I’ve been seeing so much of this cauliflower pizza crust and fried rice , but have never tried ! Your post is tempting me to give it a go ! Looks awesome πŸ™‚

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  2. so nice, I have a recipe also for cauliflower crust pizza, but a little different. I never thought that the taste will be so good and don’t forget healthy πŸ™‚

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  3. I felt as if it is coming out of here to reach me πŸ™‚ Your recipes are worth trying.

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  4. I can’t pass a week without pizza. I really can’t give up my attire for pizza. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing. By the way the tandoori recipe was superb and everyone of us enjoyed it. Thank you so much. Happy writing delicious πŸ™‚

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  5. oh wow it looks awesome! I am sure it tastes great too!

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  6. I love cauliflower crust pizzas abd looks yummmy…

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  7. This looks delicious! I am very excited to try it. I am on a special diet no wheat, no sugar, no dairy and can eat mostly vegetables, meats, eggs and some fruits. I do miss having pizza. I will follow you to see more recipes that I can use in my restrictive diet. Nice to meet you! Ritu! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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