For the pizza lovers amongst you, I present you: the cauliflower pizza clean eating version. This is a great and tasty alternative for a regular pizza. The entire crust is only 434 calories, which is just insane. Usually a single slice of pizza is 400 calories alone. With this cauliflower version, one serving is just 109 calories. Unbelievable right?
I’m not going to lie and say it’s just like eating a flour pizza crust because it’s not. But surprisingly, it’s doesn`t taste like regular cauliflower either. So if you really, really feel like pizza, but don’t like the feeling you have after eating it, you should try this cauliflower variant. You will definitely get your pizza fix!
Ingredients for 2 serves
– 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1 egg, beaten
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
– ½ teaspoon garlic salt
– olive oil (optional)
– tomato paste, shredded cheese and choice of your toppings
To ‘rice’ the cauliflower: Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the vegetable into chunks. Use the food processor or hand mixer and pulse it until it looks like grain. Do not overdo it or you will puree it. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself. One large cauliflower head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower.
To Make the pizza crust: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Put baking paper on a baking plate. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and salt, stir. Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet, and use your hands to pat it out into a 20 cm round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help it colour.
Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven and add toppings, cheese (I recommend goat cheese) and tomato paste to the crust. Place under the grill at high heat, just until the cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes). Enjoy!
Special thanks to Yourlightersight for this awesome , healthy and easy clean eating recipe!