10 August 2015

Easy Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower pizza has become really popular recently among fitness fanatics recently as a healthy alternative to the Italian favourite. This recipe is gluten free and so kind on your tummy, it will leave you feeling full and satisfied but also full of energy. The humble cauliflower is a really underrated vegetable, it is full of loads of important vitamins such as vitamins C, K and B6 as well as omega-3 fatty acids which are important for eye and heart health. Cauliflower is also a good source of dietary fibre and protein. 

Makes 1 Pizza.


Pizza base:
1/2 cauliflower
3 tbsp spelt flour/quinoa flour
1 egg white
1 tbsp mixed herbs

Tomato Sauce:
1 tin plum tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp chilli flakes

1/2 red pepper
1 fresh tomato
Feta cheese
1 handful of spinach leaves


Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and whizz in a blender until it is a fine couscous-like consistency which will be quite moist. Place into a bowl with the dry ingredients and egg white. Stir together well and add salt and pepper to season. This should form a wet dough that can be rolled into a large ball. Grease a baking tray with a little coconut oil and spread the cauliflower dough onto the baking tray, patting down into a circle about 1cm thick to create the base of the pizza. Place into a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes (or until golden brown), checking occasionally that it has not stuck to the baking tray.

While the base cooks in the oven you can now make the pizza topping which is really simple to make and the tomato topping is like any tomato pasta sauce. Chop the garlic and add to a large pan with the coconut oil, tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and chilli flakes. Bring to the boil for 10 mins and then simmer for a further 10 mins. 

Add a large spoonful of the tomato sauce to the cooked pizza base and spread evenly leaving about a cm for the pizza crust. Add any toppings you like but my favourites are fresh sliced tomato, sliced red pepper, spinach and feta cheese. Place back in the oven for a few more minutes until the fresh toppings are heated through.  

Tips & Tricks

- You can prepare a big batch of the tomato sauce and keep in the fridge to add to your pizza base whenever you want to make it.  
- Add a tbsp of vegan protein powder into the pizza base along with the flour to add an extra helping of protein - making it a great post-workout recipe for recovery.
- If you have the time, cover a leave your pizza base mixture for 30 mins before cooking to help all the ingredients bind together.

Leave me a comment if you try this recipe! x 

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