Cauliflower Pizza

    Gluten free, fun to make and simply delicious. My favourite part about this is you can change up the topping depending on your mood or simply what’s in the fridge when the mood strikes. The base is always the same so you can top it however you fancy.


    What You’ll Need:

    • food processor
    • baking sheet
    • baking paper
    • mixing bowl

    Ingredients (for 2 pizza bases):

    • 1 small cauliflower; stalk removed and roughly chopped
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 1 tbsp oregano
    • 8 tbsp quinoa flour (or other gluten-free flour alternative)
    • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil (can substitute olive oil)
    • 1/2 medium white onion, very finely chopped
    • 1 tsp dried rosemary
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp basil
    • 1 x 400g can tomatoes
    • salt

     

    Step-by-Step:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F)FullSizeRender
    2. Put the cauliflower into the food processor and pulse until you have a fine fixture (smaller than rice, but not quite flour). Add the egg, a large pinch of salt, the oregano, basil, garlic powder and the flour, and blitz until a dough forms.
    3. Grab a baking sheet, line it with baking paper and put half of the dough on it. Place another square of baking paper over the top, then roll or press out the pizza base with a rolling pin or spoon, until you have a circle about 1cm thick. Repeat with the other half of the dough on a separate baking sheet.FullSizeRender-1
    4. Brush the melted coconut oil over the pizza bases. Put them both in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. (We leave in a bit longer it get a really crunchy crust)
    5. Meanwhile, heat the tablespoon of coconut oil in a saucepan over a medium heat for 1 minute, then add the onion, rosemary and a pinch of salt and saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes at a medium simmer until the sauce is sightly reduced. (If you love garlic, try adding a crushed garlic clove to your tomato base.)FullSizeRender-2
    6. Pour the tomato mix on top of the base, and get ready to add your choice of topping…

    Our favourite toppings to mix and match:

    • ricotta chunks
    • bacon bites
    • pesto
    • olives
    • pineapple chunks
    • mozzarella
    • red peppers
    • spinach
    • chicken stripes
    • avocado
    • mushrooms (which I mix into the tomato base)
    • broccoli

    The possibilities are endless, so what will you try on your pizza?

    • Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

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