This particular dish has become popular among food bloggers in the last two years and I was really eager to try it. To be honest, this dish really surprised me. I was very skeptical about having the cauliflower in place of the classic pizza dough and yet the end result is very pleasant and tasty. It is a union of flavors between some kind of vegetable hash brown, the smells of various spices and yumminess of melted cheese.
For 8 Serving(s)
- 500 g cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 30 g grated Parmesan cheese
- 100 g mozzarella cheese (for the dough)
- 80 g mozzarella cheese (for the garnish)
- 1 small garlic clove
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp dried basil or some fresh basil leaves
- 1 pinch of pepper
- a chili flakes or chili powder (optional) to taste
Cauliflower pizza Directions
- Clean the cauliflower and divide into florets.
- Pulse batches of cauliflower in a food processor, until a rice-like texture is achieved. Place the chopped cauliflower in a bowl, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and put aside for 5 minutes.
- Squeeze the cauliflower with heands to eliminate the excess of liquid. Add finely chopped garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, 100 g of grated mozzarella, egg, basil, pepper and a pinch of red chili flakes or chili powder to give a little bit of spiciness.
- Mix well. Using your hands roll out "the dough" on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This pizza should be a few millimeters - 1 cm high.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 220° C for 10 - 15 minutes. After this time add 80 g of mozzarella on top and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese starts to become golden. Take it from the oven, allow to cool slightly before cutting the pizza. Serve hot.
I've made these with broccoli instead it doesn't absorb as much water as the cauliflower and it's al...
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