Cauliflower Pizza

So in our household (being in Italy), pizza is a pretty big deal. It’s our ritual that we make homemade pizza every Saturday night. 

However recently I have been suffering a few digestive complaints, so I decided to forego pizza for a month. However I felt bad that my man wasn’t able to have his weekly pizza fix (it is his favourite food after all!). So I told him to have his regular pizza and not to feel bad that I’m missing out because instead I’m going to make a cauliflower pizza!

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

Well, the look of derision I received can only be explained by this emoji: Emoji

Needless to say, my man was completely unconvinced that a humble cauliflower could be turned into anything resembling a pizza!

So, I decided to prove him wrong, my cauliflower pizza has turned out perfectly every time I have made it! It holds together, I can slice it with a pizza cutter, pick it up like a normal pizza and it tastes great too!

Cauliflower Pizza

In the end though, being the Italian that he is, he refuses to call it ‘pizza’ but does  acknowledge that it tastes good and is a good alternative! Love it! 

Buon Appetito
xo

Ingredients
Makes 1 pizza
Author | The Unprocessed Pantry

1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
3 tbsp almond flour
1 egg
salt
pepper
small bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Equipment
steamer
round baking tray
mixing bowls
spatula
tea towel

Suggestions/Variations
You can also add 3 tbsp of parmesan to the cauliflower dough for extra flavour as well. 

I have made this pizza with the following toppings: caramelised onions; tomato, mushroom, red onion and rocket; tomato, olives, capers, prosciutto and mushroom. 

Method
Steam the cauliflower until soft. 

Place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Allow to cool slightly. 

Place 2 heaped tablespoons at a time in a tea towel. Twist the tea towel to form a ball of cauliflower and squeeze hard to remove as much water as possible. Scrape out the cauliflower from the tea towel and reserve to the side in another bowl. Repeat with remaining cauliflower. 

Preheat oven to 200°c. Line a round tray with baking paper. 

Add the almond flour, egg, oregano and salt, pepper to taste to the cauliflower. Mix together with a spoon until well combined. Place the cauliflower dough onto your tray and spread evenly with a spatula. 

Place in the oven and bake until the top starts to go golden brown. Remove from the oven and top with your favourite healthy toppings.

Bake for a further 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Place the pizza on a chopping board or plate and slice. 

 


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