Pizza is an interesting food.
It has the potential to be nourishing and wholesome with plentiful vegetables, yet so often the goodness is lacking.
Sorry to bare bad news but let’s face it, thick white bread covered in salty processed meats, then doused with excessive sauces and cheese is not going to do a thing for glistening skin, energy levels and concentration.
Enter, my cauliflower pizza and suddenly the story has a happier ending.
See here for my feelings about cauliflower.
This recipe is a winner. It is still on the indulgent side with the cheese addition, so should be consumed only occasionally.
Prepare the base for your guests and let them top it themselves for an interactive dinner party
or top it with my favorites, rocket leaves, pine nuts and herbs as I have in this recipe. Just be warned, once you serve this to your guests, they may never leave.
Serves: 1 Cauliflower Pizza per person
1 Cup Grated Cauliflower
3/4 Cup Cheese
1 Tablespoon Dried Mixed Herbs
1 Tablespoon Pine Nuts
Handful of Rocket Leaves
Preheat oven to 180C.
Mix grated cheese with grated cauliflower.
Beat egg. Add egg to cauliflower/cheese. Mix to combine.
Line small pizza pan or baking tine base, with baking paper.
Evenly spread pizza ingredients onto pan to form pizza base.
Top with mixed herbs.
Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pizza browns, cheese melts and pizza is slightly firm.
Remove from oven.
Top with avocado, pine nuts and rocket leaves.
Optional: In a mortar and pestle pound basil and spinach leaves with a little olive oil to form a paste. Spread lightly over the pizza as a pesto sauce before topping with the avocado, pine nuts and rocket.