Cauliflower [peet-suh] Crust

Cauliflower is THE dream vegetable and cauliflower pizza is LIFE. Cauliflower is so extremely versatile, I mean I just made dough out of it! Guilt free pizza is what I'm talking about - you can eat the whole pizza and not think twice, I know that's what you like to hear! This recipe isn't a quick one so I would save it for a weekend night

The photo above is what your flattened out dough should look like and after baking in the oven it should look similar to the photo below, a golden crust! 

This recipe is strictly for the cauliflower pizza crust but in the photo above I garnished the pizza with a basil pesto, asparagus, shredded chicken and mozzarella toppings. I think I made 3 cauliflower pizzas last week and one after baking the crust in the oven for 10 minutes I cracked an egg on the top and put the broiler on high, cooking the egg to my liking. Absolutely DE-LISH cauliflower pizza breakfast!

{Shhhhhh but...The Secret ingredient is cheeeeese}



Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes


Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano (crust it even more between you fingers)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup of cheese or 1/4 cup of one cheese and 1/4 cup of another (Ex: 1/4 parmesan | 1/4 mozzarella)
1 egg
1 tbsp almond flour or whole wheat flour (optional)
>>>Other spice options: Red pepper flakes, basil, paprika, chili power (optional)


Directions

  • Rinse the head of cauliflower. 
  • Cut off the florets and pulse in your food processor until you reach a "snow" like cauliflower consistency
  • Depending on the size of your head of cauliflower you should reach about 2-3 cups of cauliflower snow
  • Place the cauliflower snow in a microwavable safe bowl, cover with a dish and microwave for about 3-4 minutes
  • Dump the cooked cauliflower into a cheese cloth or you can use a thin kitchen rag or pillow case
  • Be careful handling cauliflower it will be very hot, let cool. I placed in fridge for a little to help the cauliflower cool before I handled it
  • Once cauliflower snow is cool enough to handle wrap it up in the cheese cloth, thing kitchen towel or pillow case and wring it as much as you can.
  • You want to squeeze out as much water as possible - this will help you reach a cauliflower dough like consistency.
  • Once you have squeezed out as much liquid as possible, dump the cauliflower dough into a mixing bowl
  • Preheat oven to 450 degree fahrenheit
  •  Add all the other reaming ingredients and mix well
  • Once mixed, oil a pan and form your pizza crust on pan (refer to photo above)
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 450 degrees fahrenheit or until slightly golden 
  • After the 10 minutes, place desired toppings on cauliflower pizza crust and cook for another 5-10 minutes 
  • Remove from oven, garnish with fresh basil and enjoy :)

With love & health
Nia