Monday, August 26, 2013

Cauliflower Pizza - Recipe

This is a recipe of a meal I make at least once a week. It is easy, delicious and healthy. It take about an hour to make, so is probably best to make on the weekend or when you have time to spare. It is gluten free - so good if you are gluten intolerant or just eating less carbs.

4 tablespoons almond meal
1 whole cauliflower (medium size)
2 eggs. 
1. Preheat your oven to about 200 degrees celcius. This could vary from oven to oven - mine is about 100 years old (Maybe more like 50) and is the type that has the flame at the back, so who knows if 200 degrees actually means 200 degrees.
2. Chop the cauliflower up roughly and either zap it in the microwave for a few minutes or steam it. I don't have a microwave, so I steam it. I have read that you don't need to add water but I am sure you can figure that out. I steam mine until it is about 80% cooked.
3. Whiz the cauliflower until you have a fine consistency. You can also mash the cauliflower which is what I used to do before I remembered I had a whizzer in the cupboard.
4. Wrap the cauliflower in a tea towel and squeeze out about 80-90% of the water. You should almost get about a cup of water, so make sure you squeeze it well. If the cauliflower is too watery, it won't stay together properly and you will have a floppy base.
5. Put the cauliflower in a mixing bowel and mix in the almond meal and eggs. Mix together.
6. Get 2 baking trays and line with baking paper (DON'T use foil, the base sticks and you will have a fun time removing that from your dinner). 
7. Divide the 'dough' in two and create a base on each of the trays. 
8. Sprinkle with herbs if you so please.
9. Stick in the oven and bake until it is golden on top. This is supposed to take about 15 minutes, but seems to take about half an hour in my ancient oven.
10. Pull out the bases, top with goodies and lots of cheese and put back in the oven to bake until your cheese is melted.
11. Enjoy!


  1. Oh this would be a gluten free pizza wouldn't it? I want to give it a go because I should use up my almond meal.

    1. Yep, it is gluten free. Let me know how you go if you make it!

  2. I've tried a different cauliflower crust that I didn't really care for, but this one sounds delicious! I'll have to try it soon :) xo