Friday, January 22, 2016

Cauliflower Crust Pizza ~ Day 22

 Can pizza be healthy?  Yes, and you don't have to feel guilty to have a slice of pizza anymore. This low calorie, grain and gluten - free cauliflower crust pizza is a healthy and delicious alternative for a regular pizza.  You can make it in many different ways as you like. I made it without the sauce and toppings.  But, feel free to use your imagination while making this yummy pizza.

 Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

  • Cauliflower - 1, small
  • Dried basil - 1/4 tsp
  • Dried oregano - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Basil leaves - 4, thinly shredded
  • Ground flax seed - 1 tbsp, substitute for 1 egg (mix with 3 tbsp water, set it side for 5 minutes) 
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese - 3/4 cup (I used pepper jack cheese)
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a pizza pan or baking tray with parchment paper brushed with oil.
  3. Cut cauliflower into florets.  Process florets in a food processor until it resembles like rice.
  4. Cook cauliflower rice in the microwave for 5 minutes on high powder.  Let it cool for a minute.
  5. Place cauliflower in a clean dish cloth and squeeze out the water completely. 
  6. Mix in the dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Stir to combine.
  7. Add the flax mixture and mix well to form a ball and place it on the baking tray.
  8. Flatten the dough firmly into desired shape.  Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the sides of the crust turns brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle mozzarella cheese and basil over top.
  10. Bake for another 4-5 minutes.  Remove and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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