The last couple of months I have been exploring the phenomenon ‘fit foods’. It actually showed me that gluten free food contains so many calories due to al the weird flowers that are used and the high level of sugars. Besides the calories I really really miss pizza. Luckily cauliflower is one of the ‘normal’ fit foods and can be transformed into a gluten free cauliflower pizza!
Keeping both things (my pizza craving and calorie count) in mind, I decided to search the web for a cauliflower pizza base! I knew it existed but had no clue on how to make it. I sort of never eat cauliflower as well but it doesn’t hurt to try does it?
So! To prevent that I’m continue to ramble around much longer I’ll get to the point. I have found a couple of cauliflower pizza base recipes, tried them en finally created the prefect recipe (in my eyes). Enjoy your gluten free cauliflower pizza, I’d love to hear your opinion once you’ve made this recipe.
Ingredients for 2 pizza crusts:
- 1Â cauliflower
- 1 egg (large)
- 60 gr. (lactose free) grated cheese
- sniff of salt
- fresh pepper
- rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil (all dried herbs)
You’ll also need:
- fine sieve or cheese cloth
- food processor
Pre heat the oven to 190 C/375 F.
Rinse the cauliflower and cut into roses. Place the cauliflower in a food processor (I just used my blender) until it’s chopped very fine.
Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and spread out the cauliflower. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and setÂ the oven to 230 C/ 445 F.
If you have a cheese cloth place it over a plate. Scoop the cauliflower in it, fold the cloth and squeeze as hard as you can! (You’ll want to remove the fluids).
When using a fine sieve just place it over a bowl. Scoop the cauliflower in it and press against the bottom until fluids comes out.
Both of these techniques can be seen a workout for you arm!
After squeezing the cauliflower place it in a bowl.
Add the egg, cheese and herbs and stir!
If your piece of parchment paper is greasy just grab a new one! Spread out the cauliflower on the baking tray (I make two portions both shaped as a rectangle).
Place the baking tray in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the cauliflower pizza crusts from the oven and top it off with ingredients of your choice. You can store the crusts in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days or a month in the freezer.
I topped of my pizza with tomato puree, fresh basil, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and some grated cheese!