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Recipe of the Week: How to make Cauliflower Pizza Base

How to make Cauliflower Pizza Base

Recipe of the Week: How to make Cauliflower Pizza Base

Do you want to find out how to make a cauliflower pizza base?

We share the simple 5-step process below, and offer up some tasty ideas for toppings.

How to make a Cauliflower Pizza Base

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower (trim, cut into florets, approx. 800g)
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour (chickpea or almond)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 40g parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • Olive Oil spray

Method

  1. Place cauliflower in blender in 2-3 batches, blend until finely chopped.
  2. Microwave in covered bowl on high for 6-8 minutes, or until tender. Drain and allow it to cool.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 200C0, and line the tray with baking paper.
  4. Mix all ingredients, except for oil, in a separate bowl.
  5. Spread mixture onto tray into 2 x 22 cm rounds, 3-4 cm thick. Cook for 15 minutes, or until edges are golden.

Cauliflower Pizza Toppings

The toppings listed below are for a pesto, mushroom and chicken pizza, however you can top your cauliflower pizza base with your favourite ingredients – the options are endless!

Aim to include a source of protein (e.g. shredded chicken, deli meats, prawns, egg, marinara mix or ground beef), and lots of vegetables (diced capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes, spinach or rocket leaves)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or basil
  • 200g brown mushrooms, cleaned & sliced
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 1 large zucchini, halved, thinly sliced
  • 200g cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 100g sundried tomato
  • 50g reduced-fat feta crumbled
  • 60g baby rocket

Method

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix rosemary, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl.
  3. Place mushrooms on a tray and brush with the oil mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Place cauliflower pizza bases on the prepared trays. Spread with pesto, top with zucchini, chicken, tomato, mushrooms and feta.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crisp and golden. Top with rocket to serve.

Note: Use whole meal pita bread as a substitute for cauliflower base.

Are you searching for more healthy recipe ideas? We share a coconut-poached chick salad here, and a pasta-free tuna bake here.

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