Before I say anything. Don’t be a sceptic.
If you haven’t tried cauliflower pizza before – now is a good time to try it and I’m going to tell you exactly how to make a good one. I used to make these babies on a regular basis, and in the beginning, I made a few faux pas that made them taste mushy and sloppy. Not nice!
So chances are good that if you’ve had a cauliflower pizza before – you weren’t impressed.
Now, some of you might be like “Why waste my time with gross fake cauliflower pizza if I can have the real thing?”.
Well, according to statistics pizza is one of the favourite foods of people everywhere. Have you met anyone that doesn’t like pizza? If you have – they are one hundred percent an alien and you should run the other way! Unfortunately, pizza is also one of the foods highest in fat, carbs and overall calories (why cruel world?!!) and also the reason why obesity statistics are through the roof. My point is – if you know me, you’d know that no one is going to tell me I can’t have pizza! Yet I also want to look fresh AF on the beach come summertime. Hmm…. quite the predicament am I right?
Say hello to my little friend: the cauliflower pizza ?
It contains a fraction of the calories of an average pizza crust! The secret is jamming all the pizza-flavour you get from classic pizza into the base of the cauliflower crust. You won’t be sorry.
I think I’ve done a pretty good job of selling you on this so far – but now I feel obligated to give you full disclosure on the cons:
There is only one – if you don’t own a food processor (I don’t either) it can be a slight mission to make. If you are lucky, you have a food processor and can whiz up the cauliflower florets in seconds! Otherwise, like me, you’ll have to grate and grate away!
Bacon, Avo & Feta Cauliflower Pizza
Now listen carefully: this recipe is an easy one: you could do it in your sleep!
BUT!!! If you disregard my recommendations – you could very easily end up with mush (as I mentioned before).
My top tips for an epic cauliflower pizza crust:
- When you wring out all the water from the cauliflower – make sure you get as much water out as possible! So maybe try doing a little at a time and not all the cauliflower at once.
- Place the baking tray in the oven from when you turn the oven on – so that it is hot when you slide the cauliflower pizza onto it.
- Make your pizza on baking paper so that it doesn’t stick to the tray.
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: ½ pizza
- Calories: 134
- Fat: 6.4g
- Carbohydrates: 8.8g
- Sugar: 3.2g
- Sodium: 406.9mg
- Fiber: 4.9g
- Protein: 11g
- Cholesterol: 107.3mg
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- ½ cup grated mozzarella
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic flakes
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- toppings: tomato paste, avocado, bacon (cooked), feta
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and place baking tray in the oven.
- Grate the florets of the cauliflower and put into a bowl.
- Microwave for 4 minutes.
- Place cauliflower in a clean cloth and wring out AS MUCH of the water as possible!
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- On a piece of baking paper - pat out the cauliflower dough into round shape about ½ cm thick.
- Remove the baking tray from the oven and slide the pizza onto it.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and add toppings.
- Return to the oven for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove when done, slice and enjoy!
After trying this delicious pizza – try another wacky variation of mine: the Spaghetti Pizza!!!!