Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This is a great alternative to a standard pizza especially if you're trying to avoid grains or simple looking for a vegetable fix.  Packed full of vegetables, vitamins and nutrients. 

It requires a bit of effort but there are some short cuts (namely buying pre- shredded cauliflower from your local Tesco's).

KEY BENEFITS 

  • Low Carb
  • Packed full of veg
  • Alternative to Pizza

INGREDIENTS - BASE

  •  1 Cauliflower head (or pre- shredded) 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour or almond flower
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

 INGREDIENTS - TOPPING

  • Pepperoni
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Red Onion
  • Chopped Tomatoes (one can)
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Fresh Basil
  • Parmesan Cheese

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.  Shred the cauliflower head (remove stalks) until finely chopped either in a blender, nutribullet or by hand.  Or if you've opted for the pre shredded Tesco version, even better.
  • Add the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave for 5 mins until soft.  Leave to cool.
  • One cool, stir in almond/coconut flour, egg's, oregano, garlic and herbs.
  • Grease a baking try and add the mixture, create/mould your pizza base.  
  • Bake for 18mins until golden brown.
  • Whilst the base is in the oven heat some olive oil in a large frying pan.  Throw in diced onions, garlic and mixed herbs and cook until soft.
  • Throw in the chopped tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook for around 8-10mins until thick.
  • Add the tomato sauce to the base - spread evenly.
  • Then add your toppings; in this case it's pepperoni, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese.
  • Return to the oven for another 10mins or so.  Then done!  

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT*

  • Per quarter slice
  • Calories - 225kcal
  • Fat - 21g
  • Carbs - 12g
  • Protein - 8g

  

 

*Nutritional content is an estimate and should be used as a rough guideline only.