Vegetarian Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower PizzaPizza has to be one of the best tasting foods on this planet. It perfectly combines gooey cheese, a delicious sauce and a mountain of topping combinations – the possibilities really are endless. But unfortunately, traditional pizza is near the top of the “only eat in moderation list.”

But if you’re smart about it, pizza can provide quite a number nutrients. Lean protein, a sprinkle of skim mozzarella cheese and lots of fresh vegetables can take a pizza from a cheat food to a healthy meal. And so can this cauliflower pizza recipe.

This recipe still allows you to indulge in a gooey, oozy, cheesy pizza, but with much fewer kilojoules and much more nutrition than the regular stuff. It’s also vegetarian, grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and low-calorie. Despite this, it’s still bursting with flavour. Not to mention it has my favourite ingredient of all: sneaky veggies! 

Next time you’re having a pizza craving, or looking for a healthy dinner idea, give this healthy cauliflower pizza recipe a whirl. 

Vegetarian Cauliflower Pizza
Serves 2
A perfect way to enjoy pizza without excess calories, carbs and fat.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Base
  1. 1 cauliflower head (700g), stalk removed, cut into florets
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/4 cup (30g) shredded mozzarella
  4. 2 Tbsp LSA (Linseed, sunflower, almond) meal
  5. 1 tspn oregano
Toppings
  1. 1/3 cup (80ml) passata or pasta sauce
  2. handful baby spinach
  3. 1/2 red onion, sliced
  4. 2 tbsp (30g) danish feta
  5. 1/4 cup (30g) mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170ºC (340ºF).
  2. Process or grate cauliflower until it resembles rice.
  3. Microwave cauliflower in a bowl covered with a paper towel for 7 minutes on high.
  4. Remove from microwave and strain to remove excess moisture - be careful, it will be hot!
  5. Place cauliflower in a bowl with other base ingredients and combine with a spoon or your hands.
  6. Line a baking tray with non-stick paper and press cauliflower dough out into one large base or four small bases*
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, cover with passata sauce and top with spinach, onion, feta and mozzarella.
  9. Cook for a further 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted to your liking.
Notes
  1. *One large base may take a little longer to cook through. Small bases will also hold together better.
Adapted from Popsugar
Adapted from Popsugar
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