Pizza - quite possibly one of the best things that came out of Italy! But sometimes the traditional thin base gets thick and heavy with bread or is a nightmare for those with gluten or wheat-free diets. In comes the saving grace - cauliflower! You heard right! Cooked with some cheese and herbs, you have the perfect gluten and wheat-free base for your pizza of choice.

 

INGREDIENTS

Base

  • Half- one cauliflower, trimmed, chopped

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan or another cheese of your choice

  • Option: you can add dried oregano or garlic powder as well

Topping Ideas

  • Tomato sauce

  • Pesto

  • Sliced tomatoes

  • Olives

  • Mushrooms

  • Goats feta

INSTRUCTIONS​​

  • Process the cauliflower in a food processor until finely chopped.

  • Place chopped cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and cooked until soft.

  • Place cauliflower in a fine sieve, pressing down well with a wooden spoon to remove excess liquid.

  • Combine the cauliflower, egg, and half the parmesan in a bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 210°C. Line a tray with baking paper.

  • Press the cauliflower mixture firmly into the tray.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

  • Spread desired topping over the base and bake for another 5-10 minutes depending on topping.

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