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13 April 2016

Cauliflower Pizza


Are you ready for a mid week guilt- free treat?


I have wanted to try this recipe for ages, ever since I heard cauliflower could be so versatile (anyone up for cauliflower couscous?) Cauliflower is also hands down one of my favorite vegetables, it provides a high value of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin K, protein, magnesium and potassium. 

But rather than my usual cauliflower with cheese (which is still delicious btw) I decided to try a more healthier version of a classic mid- week feast. Pizza is the best I think we can all agree hands down, so this much more delicious and healthier version is right up my ally! And it is so easy to make you will be kicking yourself you didn't try it before!


THE INGREDIENTS
(Makes one large base!)
- 1 cauliflower
- 100g ground almonds
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tbsp Italian herbs
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Toppings can be anything you want, I went with some creme fraiche, mozzarella, red onion and black pitted olives- they are my faves! I also added some chilli flakes for a bit of spice. Really you can add anything you want, just make sure it is not too wet so the base doesn't break down. 



Heat the oven to 200C. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and trim the stalk end, then cut into chunks. Blitz half the cauliflower in a food processor until finely chopped, like rice. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining half. 

Tip all the cauliflower in a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on a high heat for 5- 6 mins until soften. Tip onto a clean tea towel and leave to cool a little. Once cool enough to handle, scrunch up the tea towel and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the cauliflower, then transfer to a clean bowl. Stir in the ground almonds, egg, Italian herbs and plenty of seasoning. 

Line a baking tray with baking parchment and grease with oil. Mound the cauliflower mix into the centre of the tray, then use a spoon and your hands to spread out. Make it a little thicker at the edges to create a ‘crust’. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden brown and starting to crisp a little at the edges.


Once the cauliflower base is cooked, set aside to cool a little. Turn the oven up to 240C. Prepare your toppings and scatter as you would like them. Return to the oven for 10- 12 mins. Serve nice and warm. 



Doesn't it look delicious! I am so ready to whipped this up now, Wednesdays are such a drag! 

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