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CAULIFLOWER BASED PIZZA

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morelessAdministrator

All of the good stuff and not too much of the bad stuff and all made by my granddaughter's fair hand. We've included a picture of the base too, to give an idea of what it looks like. Ours was a family share pizza, hence all the different toppings. :)

This recipe is for a basic cheese pizza with cauliflower base, you can add any toppings you like, but don't forget to add that to your nutrition count.

Our toppings include ham, pineapple, orange pepper, sweetcorn, smoked sausage, pepperoni and anchovies, but the options are endless.

This base is not as firm as a dough based pizza, but if you cook it for long enough, it can be eaten carefully with the fingers, unless you pile too much topping on it ;)

PIZZA BASE INGREDIENTS (makes 2 large pizzas, 8 slices for each):

1 large cauliflower (I use leaves and everything)

250g grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

2 tbsp mixed herbs (optional)

2 tsp garlic powder (optional)

METHOD

Grate the cauliflower by hand, or in a food processor

Cook gently in a wok/large frying pan until very soft - aim to cook off as much liquid as possible

Beat the eggs and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese

Add the cauliflower and mix well

Line two pizza trays with parchment paper

Divide the cauliflower mixture between the two and squash to fit the trays, ensuring to build up the edges slightly, to form a crust.

Cook for approximately 30 mins, or until browned and firm'ish to touch on 180 deg C/160 for fan assisted ovens/gas mark 4

Remove from oven and leave to cool, then carefully slide off parchment paper onto lightly greased pizza tray.

Add toppings and return to oven until cheese has melted.

INGREDIENTS FOR SAUCE:

400g tin tomatoes tomatoes (no added sugar)

1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

30mls extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp dried parsley

salt and black pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients and spread evenly over pizza bases.

Sprinkle 250g of grated mozzarella cheese over each pizza.

NUTRITION PER SLICE:

Protein - 14g

Carbs - 5g

Fat - 11g

Calories - 182

Happy eating :)

40 Replies
oldestnewest

Awesome moreless . Looks so delicious. And look at the calories...182...not much for a pizza slice.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to FairyTales

Thanks Fairy Tales, this is a pizza you don't have to feel guilty eating and it's really filling :)

FairyTales
FairyTales5kg in reply to moreless

Absolutely!! Enjoy your pizza. :)

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morelessAdministrator in reply to FairyTales

Thank you :)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Your Granddaughter is a very clever young lady and you are teaching her some valuable lessons in healthy eating moreless. This looks so tasty :)

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morelessAdministrator in reply to lucigret

She's even keeping her own recipe file now and I have to say it's looking very impressive (not at all biased ;) )

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator in reply to moreless

It will look impressive if she's saving all the meals that you are teaching her to cook :)

(Your allowed to be biased, it's a great part of being a grandparents 😂)

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to lucigret

It is a Granny's prerogative! :D

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

Oh wow ! She's so clever, I haven't attempted that one yet ! Very artistically designed :-) x

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Lytham

A lot of effort went into making it picture perfect :)

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to moreless

And it does look perfect :-) x

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

That looks amazing! 😋

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Trimmerteacher

Thanks Tt :)

It looks delicious 😋

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Racheller

Thanks Racheller, it certainly was :)

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Mmm, i can smell the Parmigiano from here!! Very photogenic too. :)

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morelessAdministrator in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks, Tabby, the smell was awesome! :)

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September

Mmmm yummy 😋 I’ve only ever made cauliflower pizza base once and it was lovely I will deffo give it a go again ☺️

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Katielouise456

It's really good, isn't it Katie Louise :)

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to moreless

It really is and so healthy ☺️

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Katielouise456

Absolutely! :)

Climb007
Climb0072020 March

Thanks moreless. I will eat more..not less !!

Looks yummy.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Climb007

A person after my own heart, Climb007 :)

Greendream123
Greendream123Soup Off winner

What a clever idea. I've seen a lot about cauliflower lately (as rice and even instead of chicken wings). More versatile than I thought!

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

Go to work on a cauliflower :)

Greendream123
Greendream123Soup Off winner in reply to moreless

Sadly it's one of the few veggies I don't really like!

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

Honestly, when it's riced, spiced and/or mixed with cheese and egg, it's not really recognisable as cauliflower :)

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

What a cracking pizza and a great variety of toppings. Well done mini-moreless :D

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morelessAdministrator in reply to BridgeGirl

Thanks BG, she did well :)

That’s beautiful great the different toppings. I had it before it really is so nice for saying it’s made with a cauliflower base.🌹

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Iwilldoit22

Thanks Iwilldoit22, it's good to think outside the box, because it opens up a world of possibilities :)

Iwilldoit22
Iwilldoit225 stone in reply to moreless

That’s so very true 🌹

Charl33
Charl332020 August

Looks amazing Moreless, my compliments to the chef. Will definitely give this a try, have already saved the recipe

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Charl33

Thanks a lot, Charl33, I hope you enjoy it :)

Hummmm this looks AMAZING.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to zinza

Thank you zinza :)

Hidden
Hidden

Ooh that looks delicious! 😋 what a clever granddaughter you have! 👩‍👦🍕

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Thanks Sammiseal, I agree :)

Inis
InisRestart Sept 2020

Looks delicious. I'm going to give this a go! Thanks

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Inis

Thanks Inis and welcome back :)

I hope you enjoy it :)

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