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Cauliflower Pizza

30 January 2020
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We know everyone loves pizza so we’ve created a version for our gluten-free friends that can be whipped up at home. It’s also high in fibre and a great way to sneak extra veggies in. Try making it this weekend to share with friends or family!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets or 2 packets of store-bought cauliflower rice
  • 2 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ground cumin, ground, or curry powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g (1.7oz) mozzarella, shredded, optional
  • 2 sprig rosemary, leaves finely chopped
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste

For the toppings

  • 3 tbsp pesto, we used our Walnut Pesto
  • 2 tbsp ricotta 
  • ½ eggplant, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 360°F. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor, and blitz until it forms a rice-like consistency. You can either steam the cauliflower first or use it raw; it works both ways. Alternately, use store-bought cauliflower rice.
  3. Place the cauliflower in a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Don’t skip this step, as it’s the key to making a crispy pizza base.
  4. In a mixing bowl, place the cauliflower, whisked eggs, almond meal, coconut flour, cumin or curry powder, olive oil, mozzarella (if using), rosemary plus salt and pepper. Press the mixture firmly.  If the mixture looks a little dry, add some extra oil. If too wet, add an extra ½-1tbsp coconut flour.
  5. Place the cauliflower mixture in the centre of the tray. Place a sheet of baking paper on top and use your palms or a rolling pin to flatten it into a circle. Top the pizza with pesto, ricotta, eggplant and baby tomatoes.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the base is firm and slightly browned. You may also want to add more seasoning, plus some extra olive oil.
  7. Take the pizza out of the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Notes

To make this recipe vegan:

Replace the egg with a chia egg. Add 1 tbsp chia plus 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. 

Top with your favourite nut cheese.

 

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