I know it sounds crazy. I never would have thought that a pizza crust made from cauliflower would ever work. I thought it'd be soggy, gross, nasty, icky... but I was so very wrong. This crust is perfect for adding some nutritious vegetables and extra fiber to your diet. Its florets contain about 2 g of dietary fiber per 100 g; providing about 5% of recommended value! Cauliflower contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals like sulforaphane and plant sterols such as indole-3-carbinol. Together these compounds have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer-cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. If I can eat a pizza that does all of that, bring it on, baby.
- 1 small head cauliflower (about half the size of your head)
- 1/3 cup cheese (parmesan or mozzarella works best)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon almond flour (optional, but adds to the texture)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it becomes a powdery, snow-like texture.
- Microwave the cauliflower for about 4-5 minutes (or cook it another way if you don't want to use a microwave.
- Remove from the microwave and place cauliflower in a tea towel.
- Squeeze the cauliflower to remove as much moisture as possible! This will give it a better texture.
- Combine the cauliflower in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Roll into a ball.
- Spread the dough on an oiled piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet or a pizza pan. Make sure the crust isn't too thick!
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and add any sauces and toppings you desire!
- Place back in the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes until the toppings are slightly cooked.
- Enjoy your brilliant, gluten-free, grain-free, cauliflower pizza!!!