JSHealth Cauliflower Pizza – Updated!

Cheesy, gluten-y, salty pizza – not so good for our heart, skin and digestion. So let’s make a healthy alternative which, in fact, tastes better and fills that craving. Oh yes it does! Your body will love you for this alternative. I top my pizza with leek, mushroom, parmesan and rocket. Yum!

 

Serves: 2-3 as a main

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets (or 2x packets of cauliflower rice)
  • 2 free-range or organic egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut flour, if on hand
  • 1 handful of shredded mozzarella – (you can leave this out, recipe will still work. However it can make the pizza more crispy)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin or curry powder
  • 1-2 tbsp rosemary leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp chunky pesto, for the topping
  • Himalayan salt and ground pepper – to your tastebuds
  • Toppings of your choice. I personally adore topping my pizzas with baked eggplant, roasted tomatoes , ricotta and fresh rocket.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until it’s the consistency of fine crumbs. You can either steam the cauliflower first or use it raw; it works both ways.
  3. Place the cauliflower in a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. This is key to making a crisp pizza base.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower and combine with the egg, almond meal, coco flour, spices, herbs, olive oil, Mozzarella (if using), salt and pepper.
  5. Place the cauliflower mixture in the centre of the tray. Lay a second sheet of baking paper on top and use your palms or a rolling pin to flatten into a circle.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the base is firm and slightly browned.
  7. Remove from the over and top with  the pesto and any of your favourite ingredients. You may also want to add more seasoning, plus some extra olive oil.
  8. Return the pizza to the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  9. Take the pizza out of the oven and cool for a few minutes before slicing.

 

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  • Ellie

    how many servings does this make? 🙂

  • Oh my goodness this was delicious! I made this for myself while the rest of my family ate greasy, health killing order in pizza. A few people even said mine looked so much better.
    Thanks so much!

  • Lauren

    I tried mine last night but my crust didn’t set right. it never formed into a ‘crust’ and was really thin compared yours. Do you think I should leave it in for longer next time?

    • Try cook it for longer Lauren 🙂

  • Andrea L.

    Hi, what’s the oven temp.? Thx.

  • Mariette

    I just made this for dinner for my mum and I- we both loved it! Nice and simple to make too, I am slowly turning her into a whole food addict. Thankyou 🙂

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    • deb

      Is the cauliflower raw or cooked

      • can be either..raw is fine because it will cook in muffin 🙂

  • Simona

    Do you have to cook the cauliflower rice before baking?

  • Katherine

    I made a batch of these pizzas for the first time for my family and I tonight for dinner!
    All plates were empty after the meal 🙂 I’m definitely going to be making these again!!

    • awww I am so happy you made a healthy choice for your family. Well done Kath 🙂

  • Isabelle

    Do you think flax seed would be a good replacement for the egg?

    • Try it…otherwise bind with water and almond meal

    • yes or chia seeds 😉

  • thanks for this recipe Jess, we enjoyed for dinner last night and i loved it. i think i’ll try adding the onion to the food processor with the cauliflower next time as it was too chunky. i thought it was brilliant and will be adopting this recipe in our household ongoing. jen x

  • Vish

    Hi Jessica. Is there an alternative to using egg?

    • Try using ground flaxseed 🙂

  • rhi

    eating mine as i type!! so so yummy!! although my my base is more like a mush rather then a crust. Not sure if this is because i subsituted the egg for yoghurt, wether i didnt press out enough moisture from the cauliflower or wether the base was to thick when i put it in the oven. Any ideas? Definately wanna nail it, tastes amazing! Thanks 🙂

  • Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa

    Made it tonight and really loved the taste and flavours…I have a thermomix, so I used that to process the cauliflower as well as the onions and the herbs…Will be making this again for sure 🙂

  • Kate Spring

    Hi Jessica, is it possible to use Broccoli instead of cauliflower for the base?

  • Kara Gerschwitz

    I added Parmesan cheese to the base! It made it extra crispy! 🙂

  • Dana Michelle

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d18b0c9948e22f3fe00ff3b68bc47c1cce9808cff204c08039311d70cba3f06c.jpg I made this pizza last night and I was so impressed! Firstly, how much water you can squeeze out of a cauliflower through a kitchen towel, but most importantly how yummy it was! What I loved was the taste of pizza without having that heavy feeling after eating it! I’ve been doing the ketosis meal plan (my version) and this was perfect! Thank you Jessica xo

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