Cauliflower Crust Pizza
a famous recipe from The Simply Real Health Cookbook
Makes approximately 2 servings
Notes: You will need a clean dish towel to make this crust, as well as a powerful blender or food processor. If you don’t have one, no problem—just boil the cauliflower florets before you blend them.
If you are short on time, try using the pre-riced cauliflower bags at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods to skip a step.
Id you’d rather just do a regular crust that you roll out, or one that is already made for you, just check your ingredients please.
You want 3-4 simple ingredients at the most, and all that you can recognize. Nature Preferred makes my favorite brown rice freezer crust. But this cauliflower crust is a fun one to know how to do- and it’s all veggies!
1 medium head cauliflower, with the base stem and leaves removed (just the florets and some smaller stems needed), or use a pre-riced version.
½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons almond flour (or brown rice flour)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Clean ingredient tomato sauce (I love the Montibello brand), homemade tomato sauce or clean pesto
Other toppings of your choice: roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes, pre-cooked organic sausage, organic mozzarella, parmesan, feta or goat cheese, olives, etc. I used all pre-cooked toppings to keep the cooking time short.
Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a powerful blender or food processor, add cauliflower florets and blend until smooth. Don’t over process it, but blend enough so that you no longer have any big pieces visible.
Place the pulsed cauliflower in the middle of a clean dish towel. Wrap it up, and squeeze as much moisture out of it as you can. There will be a lot!
Open the towel and place the cauliflower in a mixing bowl. Add parmesan, almond flour, egg and spices and mix together. Combine it into a ball. With your hands, flatten into an even crust on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 min (depending on your oven), until it starts to brown.
Remove from heat, add your sauce and toppings, and place back in the oven until done (approximately 5 minutes if you pick topping that are already pre-cooked). Broil at the end to brown the cheese for a great presentation.