Have I got the most amazing, mouthwatering and Bikini-friendly pizza for you! and it’s gluten free. And delicious. And real.
don’t believe me?
Try it for yourself and see.
What I love about this pizza is that it’s basically guilt free to eat. I mean you still ingest the tomato sauce, cheeses (or vegan cheeses) and other additions other than just cauliflower, but all in all it’s still made mostly of vegetables (AKA the cauliflower) so you shouldn’t feel bad if you end up eating half of the pizza 🙂
there are a lot of cauliflower pizza recipes out there (it has become a huge trend, naturally), but mine is slightly different. First, although I did use dairy cheeses, you can easily swipe them for a vegan alternative. My base is eggless (unlike most variations) and what firms it up is the addition of polenta and corn meal to the cauliflower dough.
So whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or a carnivore, you can adjust this basic pizza to your liking.
Florets from one large cauliflower
Salt & pepper
1 cup shredded cheese mix: mozzarella, gouda, parmesan etc
Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling water with plenty of salt. strain and pat dry. mash/rice the florets. Season the mash with salt & pepper, add in the cheeses and corn meal. You should end up with a doughy texture. Add more cornmeal if necessary. Form the dough in desired shape. Chill until ready to bake.
5 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp water
Oregano (fresh or dried), to taste
Basil (fresh or dried), to taste
salt & pepper, to taste
pinch of brown sugar
toppings: pepperoni, cheeses, veggies etc
Sauce: mix all sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400f/200c. Bake the cauliflower crust for 15-20 min, until brown and “dry”. Pour the tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheeses and add-ons. Bake for an additional 10-15 min, until cheese is bubbly.
Let cool for 5 min before slicing & serving.