If you’re trying to cut down on carbs or have gone the gluten-free route, one of the hardest foods to give up is pizza. Amiright? Well, you can rejoice now thanks to the brilliant invention of the cauliflower pizza crust.
“When it comes to a versatile vegetable, I can’t think of a better contender that the mighty, cruciferous cauliflower,” said Keri Glassman, nutritionist and founder of Nutritious Life. “With a fairly mild flavor, crunchy texture and loads of health benefits, it makes a great swap for dishes that would traditionally contain starchy ingredients. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and choline, and some studies suggest that consuming cauliflower regularly may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including breast, bladder, and colon cancer.”In other words, this particular pizza crust is actually good for you. Try Glassman’s easy recipe, which serves as the perfect blank slate for your favorite healthy pizza toppings.
Pizza lovers, this calls for a celebration.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup raw cauliflower, grated or ground in a food processor
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoon oregano
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Grate or ground cauliflower in a food processor. In a bowl, combine cauliflower, egg, mozzarella and oregano, and mix until evenly combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread cauliflower into a thin layer. Cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove from oven and add toppings.