Cauliflower Crust Pizza

September 9, 2019

Calling all pizza lovers! Let’s be real, when you are in the midst of transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet there are certain foods that are harder to part with than others!  Pizza has become one of the front-running staples of the traditional North American diet. This easy and convenient “on-the-go” food is a favourite for many. The cauliflower crust pizza is a quick and simple alternative that can save you from saying goodbye to a beloved dish.

Benefits of Cauliflower

  • High in vitamins K and C – two nutrients important to bone health
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Supports immune system functioning
  • High in fibre
  • High in B vitamins
  • Provides helpful antioxidant and phytonutrients
  • Cruciferous vegetable family member – think anti-cancer benefits!
  • Detoxifying for the liver

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Total time: 50 minutes to 1 hour Makes: 1 pizza crust

Ingredients 

  • 1 head of cauliflower – stalk removed
  • ½ cup of mozzarella – sliced or grated
  • ¼ cup of parmesan – grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt – preferably kosher or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs – lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Break the cauliflower into smaller pieces and pulse in a food processor until fine.
  • Steam the fine cauliflower in a steamer basket and drain well. An additional step is to then place it on a towel to soak out extra moisture.
  • Let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with the remaining ingredients: mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic powder and eggs.
  • Transfer this mixture to the center of the baking sheet and spread into a circle, this will be your pizza crust!
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add your chosen personally picked toppings!
  • Pop back in the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

** OPTIONAL TIPS **

  • If you are a whiz in the kitchen try adding some homemade tomato sauce to this recipe
  • In the summer months, use home-grown garden vegetables as your primary toppings

Anyone else feeling hungry?!

About the Author

Claire Montgomery

Nutrition Coach Holistic Nutrition Holistic Health Coach

ON Belleville

Hi there, I’m Claire! Before entering the world of health and wellness, I obtained my BAH in Art History at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON....

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