You NEED this pizza crust recipe in your life. It is so fast and easy, and so healthy – you are eating ALL veggies in this pizza and you won’t even know it!
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetables, just like broccoli, and while broccoli is fantastic, using cauliflower as a substitute for traditionally not-so-healthy carbs is what sets it apart from cousin broccoli.
Cauliflower can actually be made into cauliflower mashed potatoes, cauliflower fried rice, and the star of this post — cauliflower pizza crust.
So what nutrition exactly does cauliflower bring to the table, or to the pizza crust, shall we say?
Well, it is an anti-inflammatory, is an antioxidant rich cancer fighter, boosts heart and brain healthy, and is rich in protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene and boosts optimum digestion and detoxes as well!
Heard enough? Let’s get to making pizza!
makes 2 personal pizzas
- 2 cups cauliflower florets (pre-frozen cauliflower rice)
- 3 flax eggs (mix 3 tbsp ground flax seeds with 9 tbsp water and let stand 5 minutes)
- 1/4 cup almond flour (I use this brand)
[optional for extra flavor]
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (I use this brand)
Pizza Stones & Parchment
2. Make flax eggs (stir together 3 tbsp ground flax seed and 9 tbsp of water)
3. Microwave cauliflower rice according to instructions, then squeeze the cauliflower rice in paper towels to remove as much water as possible. I also sometimes dry-brown in a skillet to dry it.
5. Now stir that dried cauliflower rice, flax eggs and flour together with a spoon until well mixed. It will seem rather pasty and that’s fine! At this point you can add seasonings you have on hand and that you like in a pizza crust – we often add some variation of basil, oregano and nutritional yeast.
6. Cut parchment into circles; if you use the ceramic pizza stones I recommend, make them just under the size of the 8-inch ceramic circles.
7. Spoon the crust mixture into a circle on the parchment, and use a spoon to flatten and raise the edge like a pizza crust edge. Make sure it is about 1/2″ deep in thickness.
8. Slide the two pizza crusts onto their respective hot ceramic stones in the oven. Don’t burn yourself on the hot stones.
10. Bake 10 minutes or until they are brown around the edges or as you like it.
11. Pull out rack with the stones on it, top the pizzas with what you want! We spread on tomato sauce, and topped with chopped tomatoes, peppers, olives, artichokes and lots of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and then we sprinkled on more nutritional yeast.
12. Push the rack back in the oven and bake another 5 minutes at 400 degrees F or until toppings are hot.
13. Enjoy! We serve by grabbing edges of the parchment and sliding a pizza on a dish. So easy!