I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This week I made cauliflower pizza crust for dinner. I had never tried it before, but I ended up loving it and so did the rest of my family! My recipe is gluten, dairy, and soy-free as well as vegan!
This is a picture of one of the personal pizzas I made! The recipe below yields 4 personal pizzas total 🙂
Here is what you need for the cauliflower crust…
- 3/4 large cauliflower head
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 Tbsp ground oregano
- 1/2 Tbsp crushed basil leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- shakes of salt & pepper
- shakes of red pepper flakes or garlic salt (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cauliflower in a food processor and grind until it is fine and powdery. Put this in a bowl and add the almond meal and water, then mix it all together. Add in the rest of the ingredients and thoroughly combine everything. Put the crust on a baking sheet with a little bit of olive oil to avoid it sticking to the sheet. Spread the dough and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Here is a picture of the crust spread out on the baking sheet before going into the oven! I sprinkled red pepper flakes on mine because I love spicy food!
- Red sauce
- Veggies!!! (I used spinach, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, & cauliflower, but it’s totally up to you!)
- You can add cheese if you like 🙂 whether it is vegan cheese or regular, but I don’t feel the pizza really needs it
Top the pizza then put it back in the oven for about another 15-20 minutes. Warning: the pizza doesn’t always come off the pan perfectly. The cauliflower crust is a little bit crumbly so it’s easier to eat with a fork than with your hands 🙂
Here is a picture of one of the finished products! This has veggies, red sauce, and chicken sausage, which makes this individual pizza non-vegan, but adds extra protein.
Fun Foodie Fact: Cauliflower has phytonutrients called glucosinolates, which activate detoxification enzymes and maintain their activity.