How to Make Healthy Pizza With Cauliflower Base

by Isabelle Gibson

Fresh, nutritious and delicious!

Supplies

  • 350 Grams Raw cauliflower
  • 1 Large egg
  • 75 Grams Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 20 Grams Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • ½ Teaspoons Oregano, dried
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic, crushed
  • ¼ Teaspoons Chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¾ Cups Tomato paste
  • ½ Cups Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Bunch Fresh basil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 210°C/ 420°F / Gas mark 7 and line a baking tray with baking paper

    Step 2

    Coarsely chop the cauliflower. Place in a food processor and blend until it's the texture of fine rice (don't over blend, it will turn into purée). If using frozen cauliflower squeeze out excess water

    Step 3

    Microwave the cauliflower crumbs for 5 to 6 minutes, or until soft. You can also boil or steam the cauliflower, but excess water will need to be squeezed out.

    Step 4

    Place the cauliflower crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg, mozzarella, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper (and parmesan and chilli if desired). Mix well. The dough should feel loose and sticky.

    Step 5

    Transfer dough onto the prepared tray, flattening and shaping it with your hands, until the base is about 1.5 cm (1/2’’) thick. Make the edges slightly higher.

    Step 6

    Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown

    Step 7

    Spread base with tomato paste and top with mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

    Step 8

    Bake for 5-10 more minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Remove from oven. Scatter fresh basil leaves over the top.

    Step 9

    Cut into wedges and serve. Or (if you can wait!) allow to cool and pack for a delicious lunch!