A gluten free, quick, easy, delicious and nutritious alternative to pizza dough. A fabulous way to feed your skin, cleanse your body and stop feeling bloated!
Whether you love cauliflower or not – you need to try this cauliflower pizza base recipe! This recipe is fabulous, not too dry and not too crumbly… I even used the sandwich toaster to heat up my left overs at work! The mild cauliflower taste in this cauliflower pizza base recipe means even fussy little ones will enjoy it! And don’t forget – get your kids to pile on their own toppings, it’s a great hands on activity to let them be creative in the kitchen.
Cauliflower is rich in nutrients and contains fabulous cleansing abilities! Enzymes in the liver are activated by a compound called glucosinate which gives cauliflower its flavour and smell. This helps your liver to cleanse your body of toxins and get rid of free radicals. Free radicals speed up the ageing process which can not only lead to the formation of wrinkles but can also cause sagging skin and quicken the onset of grey hairs. Cauliflower helps to maintain a gorgeous glowing and clear complexion! With its nutrient rich florets, cauliflower also contains vitamins such as vitamin A, B and K and minerals including calcium, copper and selenium. This flowering vegetable is brilliant for sustaining a smooth, radiant complexion. Get your serve of cauliflower and preserve youthful skin with this cauliflower pizza base recipe!
For some handy tips on buying and cooking cauliflower see the Cauliflower Beauty Food Bite.
CAULIFLOWER PIZZA BASE RECIPE
1 hr wo to go. Serves 2
1 large cauliflower
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons almond meal
1 tblspn fresh chopped oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
2 cloves garlic (crushed / finely diced)
1/2 cup parmesan
4 tblspn water
1. Grate the cauliflower or cut into florets and blend in either a blender or food processor. Place into a large bowl and microwave for 8 minutes or until soft and let cool.
2. Meanwhile, mix chia seeds with 4 tablespoons of water in a bowl and stir, leaving to thicken for around 10mins.
3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a tray with baking paper.
4. Place riced cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can (this will keep your crust from crumbling and cause it to come out too soft)
5. Add the cauliflower, chia seed mix, the egg, almond meal, oregano, garlic and parmesan into a large bowl and mix until well combined.
6. Spread mixture onto tray creating your preferred shape by pressing the mixture into the tray with the back of a spoon. Make sure to avoid thin spots, keeping the dough at 1cm high (edges can be thicker if desired to ensure the dough cooks evenly, otherwise they may be a little bit more cooked – but don’t worry, this is just like pizza crust!).
7. Cook dough for 10 to 12 minutes or until it begins to turn golden. Flip the pizza crust using an additional piece of baking paper and return to the oven to cook for a further 5 minutes or until lightly golden and dry to touch.
8. Add pizza toppings of your choice, warm in the oven for a few more minutes and enjoy!
TIPS AND TRICKS
- To create a vegan alternative to this cauliflower pizza base recipe, skip adding the egg and parmesan and double the amount of chia seeds to help the cauliflower pizza base recipe stay together – you can mix it up by adding some flax seeds to the mixture as well.
- You can freezer the base.
- When blending, you may find it easier to blend half or a quarter of the florets at a time to make sure no big chunks remain.
- Topping ideas for your cauliflower pizza base recipe include – tomatoes, goats cheese, mozzarella cheese, olives, capers, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, chopped basil……