Healthy dinner recipes: Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Looking for a healthier alternative to the classic pizza recipe? A cauliflower base is an ideal since it is a low carbohydrate alternative – great for those who wish to cut down on gluten or grain-based foods. Finish with your favourite toppings to make the pizza unique and tasty.

Ingredients

650g cauliflower (chopped)

1 egg

2/3 cup finely grated parmesan

1/3 cup passata

1/3 cup green olives (pitted)

1 chorizo

10 fresh thyme sprigs

Method

  1. Chop up the cauliflower into fine pieces then pop into the food processor. This will help to break it down further and prepare it for the base.
  2. Place the cauliflower into a small bowl, then into the microwave for 8-10 minutes. Cover with a lid to avoid spills.
  3. Drain to remove any excess water, and then press down with a wooden spoon. Then combine the lightly whisked egg, and half of the parmesan cheese with the cauliflower.
  4. Preheat the oven to 210ºC (or 410ºF) and line a pizza tray with baking paper. This will avoid the chance of the base sticking to the tray. Then press the cauliflower mixture well onto the tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden-brown.
  5. Finally spread the passata over the entire base, then sprinkle with your favourite choice of toppings. In this case the olives, chorizo, thyme and remaining ingredients before baking for another 7-10 minutes.

Recipe and image via Taste, The Vintage Mixer