Cauliflower crust pizza is a great substitute to original and traditional pizza. It is also perfect if you have a gluten sensitivity/ intolerance as the wheat is replaced by cauliflower. It is also a fantastic way to increase your vegetable intake!!
1 medium size cauliflower
2 tsp olive oil
1 large beaten egg
2 tbsp gratted parmesan cheese (optional)
300 ml tomato sauce
3 large sliced Mushrooms
1 sliced mozzarella
Spinach leaves to serve
Start by preparing the crust:
- Wash and dry the cauliflower.
- Cut the cauliflower into quarters, removing the core of the cauliflower.
- Place the cauliflower in a food processor. Usually I do it in 3 batches until the cauliflower looks like couscous. Some florets might stay large, if this is the case, put them aside, remove the chopped cauliflower and processed them again.
- Then steam the cauliflower for 30 minutes or until soft.
- Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and let it cool.
- Then squish the excess of water with a dish towel until the cauliflower is dry.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- In a large bowl, place the cauliflower with 1 egg, salt and parmesan. Combine well.
- Prepare a large round tin with baking paper. Spread the cauliflower dough on the tin and place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
And add the toppings:
- Remove from the oven and top with tomato sauce, mushrooms and mozzarella.
- Place the cauliflower pizza in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Remove from the oven and top the cauliflower pizza with spinach leaves.