With more and more well known dishes turning to healthier and gluten free alternatives, there are so many fantastic courgette, sweet potato and cauliflower recipes out there. Switching out heavy carby ingredients for veg is a great; not only do you get your five a day and don't have quite so much of that horrible full feeling, it means you can add more cheeeeeese to the top. By no means did I invent the original cauliflower pizza recipe, but this is one I've practiced and tweaked to suit my tastes.
(Makes two medium pizzas)
♥ One small cauliflower
♥ 75g ground almonds
♥ Two free range eggs
♥ Salt and pepper
♥ Dried Italian herbs
♥ 75g cherry tomatoes
♥ Two garlic cloves, crushed
♥ 2 tbsp tomato purée
♥ All your favourite toppings; I went for red onion, spinach, mozzarella, goat's cheese, mushrooms and pepper. Remember most parmesan is not vegetarian so omit this for veggies.
Equipment; Food processor, baking tray, baking paper
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c.
Step one. Blitz your cauliflower and cook on a low heat in a saucepan for around 3-4 minutes.
Step two. When cool, add in the ground almonds, salt, pepper, Italian herbs and one egg and combine. I then only usually need the second egg yolk and a tiny bit of white to form a thick and slightly sticky dough.
Remember you won't be able to undo this with flour dusting - unless you have gluten free flour or are ok with a little plain.
Step two. Mould into pizza base shapes on your baking paper, forming a crust around the edges.
Step three. Bake for around 12-15 minutes.
Meanwhile make the sauce...
Step four. On a medium heat, warm together the tomatoes, tomato purée and crushed garlic. As the tomatoes soften, push down and squash to create a thick sauce.
Step five. When your pizza is ready, smooth the tomato pizza sauce on the base, and coat with your favourite toppings.
Step six. Return to the oven to bake for a further 15 minutes.
Season with cracked black pepper and add parmesan shavings!
Have you ever make cauliflower pizza or another cauliflower recipe? What toppings would you put on yours?
I'm adding this recipe to the #CookBlogShare round up over at Super Golden Bakes.