Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Grain Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza:  Dr. Gorman Bonus Pick.

I tried this recipe for cauliflower crust the other night, and was skeptical about how the texture and taste would be.  Being anxious to taste it, I tried it before it had cooled off long enough and set.  My first impression was that it was tasty, but not really pizza.  Then when I went back for my second piece, my opinion changed quickly.  If you are patient and give this 4-5 minutes to cool, you will be quite pleased!

Enjoy!!!

Dr. Julie Gorman NMD, LAc

Simple Changes.  Powerful Results.

Ingredients for Crust

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2.5 to 3 cups once processed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush it even more between your fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crust it even more between you fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional a few shakes of crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg OR 2 egg whites
  • optional 1 tablespoon almond meal
  • Pizza Stone or Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Spray oil
  • Cutting board
  • Clean tea towel

Directions

Place baking sheet or pizza stone in oven on middle rack.

Turn oven on to 450 to preheat with sheet/stone in oven.

Prepare your cutting board by placing a piece of parchment paper on it and spraying with oil.

Wash and throughly dry a small head of cauliflower.

Cut off the florets, you don’t need much stem. Just stick with the florets.

Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower.  You want 2.5 to 3 cups.

Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover.

Microwave for 4 minutes.

Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel

Allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.

Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel

Wring out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly mess.

Dump cauliflower into a bowl.

Now add and stir in:

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush the leaves even more between your fingers before adding)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crush the leaves even more before adding)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
  • a dash of red pepper if you want

Now add your egg and mix, preferably with your hands. Dough should be sticky.

Once mixed, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper.

Pat it down tightly to form the cauliflower crust. Don’t make it too thick or thin.

Using the cutting board for support slide the parchment paper onto your hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.

Bake for 8 – 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown.Cauliflower Crust

Remove from oven by sliding parchment back onto cutting board.  Leave sheet/stone in oven

Now make the kind of pizza you like by adding red sauce, cheese and toppings to your liking.  Or go white pizza with olive oil, cheeses, garlic, and seasonings to taste.

Slide parchment paper back onto stone/sheet that is still in the oven.

Bake 8-11 minutes, or until cheese topping is melted the way you like.

LET PIZZA cool before cutting so that it is able to be eaten by hand.  The crust may be floppy when you pick it up, but it should not be crumbly.

This can be included in the First Line Therapy (FLT) eating plan.  Talk to our doctors about a plan that will meet your health and lifestyle needs.

Original recipe found on The Lucky Penny Blog.