Recipe: Grain-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust
I will not claim that this is just like a greasy double-stuffed delivery pizza, but I do believe this cauliflower crust will please any junk-food lover. And the good news is that the recipe is pretty foolproof! Below, I’ve shared the recipe for dairy-free cauliflower pizza crust and my two favorite toppings to use: zucchini and asparagus. The best part about these pizzas is that you can enjoy every guilt-free bite because even the crust is super nutritious!
- Cauliflower Crust
- 1 large head of cauliflower (or 2 small ones)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- Lemon Zucchini Pizza
- 1/2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced into coins
- Soft goat cheese
- Basil, lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon for garnish
- Asparagus Pizza
- 4-5 large stocks of asparagus, boiled for 7 minutes and then cut in half lengthwise
- 1-2 scallions, chopped
- Himalayan sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Cut off all the florets from your head of cauliflower. It’s important to not get too much of the harder stem because otherwise the crust will be more crumbly.
- In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they begin to stick to the sides of the bowl and have a couscous-like consistency. You may have to do this in two batches.
- Transfer processed cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes.
- Let cool and then pour into a tea towel and ring out the water as best you can. If you don't have a tea towel, pat between two paper towels. The more water you can get out, the better you crusts will hold up!
- In a mixer, combine the cauliflower with the rest of the crust ingredients.
- Grease a sheet of parchment paper with ghee or olive oil.
- Place parchment paper over two stacked cookie sheets (this helps prevent the bottom of the crust from burning. A Silpat mat might work but I haven’t tried it).
- Transfer cauliflower mixture onto the parchment paper, divide in two and form two balls. With a spatula or your hands, flatten each ball into an 1/8-1/4 inch thick crust to form two pizzas.
- Cook in oven for 20 minutes, turning pan halfway through until the edges are nicely browned.
- Let crust stand for five minutes and then desired toppings to each mini-pizza.
- Broil crust with toppings for an additional 5 minutes in the oven.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Serving Size: 1 pizza
Protein: 13 gram(s)
Fat: 10 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 24 gram(s)
Fiber: 11 gram(s)
Sugar: 10 gram(s)
Please note that the nutrition is only concerning the cauliflower pizza crust, not the optional toppings.
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U