Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

Who knew 10 years ago we would be replacing our starches with Cauliflower! There is cauliflower rice and cauliflower mash and even whole roasted cauliflower! This is a very versatile vegetable.

This is a surprisingly tasty cauliflower base. I have sped up the process at home by skipping the step where the cauliflower is cooked and squeezed the moisture out of the raw cauliflower and it comes out really well too. The tomato sauce is quick and easy to make and much lower in sugar.

Base
1/2 medium cauliflower grated or chopped in food processor 
1 egg
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh or dried oregano
Sauce
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp fresh or dried oregano
Toppings
Parmesan and mozzarella cheese
Your choice of vegetables such as tomato, capsicum, mushroom, onion, olives etc
Your choice of protein such as ham, bacon, chicken, beef, salami etc

Place grated cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cook or steam for 2-5 minutes until tender. Place in a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

Mix in the egg, salt, oregano and mozzerella and form into 30cm round on a baking paper lined oven tray and press firmly.

Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and spread over the prepared base. Arrange your toppings over and sprinkle with the extra mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Remember less is more when it comes to toppings! Bake for a further 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

-Julie Buckley (Coach/Chef)
Diabetes Clinic New Zealand

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