Have you heard of the new Cauliflower Pizza Crust craze?
Well, I don’t know if I’d call it a craze, but some adventurous food bloggers are all over it! I first saw it on Pintrist. Then I read about it in Wheat Belly and now I’m munching on our first attempt as a late morning snack. We have some work to do on this Cauliflower Pizza Crust for sure, but its not bad for the first stab at it!
Everybody hates gluten these days, and for fairly good reason. And cauliflower is way more versatile than a simple side dish. We are just coming off a 10 day cleanse, where cauliflower was one of the things we could have as much as we wanted. Sounds not so good, I know, but you’d be amazing with what you can do! Because of the limitations of the cleanse, we tried our first Cauliflower Pizza Crust using a vegan recipe. Mckel Hill over at Nutrition Stripped created this recipe and it’s clever! And btw, let me tell you, I LOVE her blog! In fact, I just added it to my Blogs I Love tab.
So here is a pictorial of our first go at a Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe:
I had blended the cauliflower in the blender, as instructed and it actually worked really well! Then strained it in paper towels to get as much of the water out as possible. Mixed it with all the other ingredients and baked. But we had to bake for an hour instead of the 20 minutes recommended. In all fairness, we didn’t have the goods to give this recipe a fair chance. We were missing the nutritional yeast and I think the nut milk bag would have really helped dry out the cauliflower more.
I sautéed the mushrooms in olive oil and garlic ahead of time and used the green pepper infused pizza sauce from my up healthy eating system, Color Yourself Skinny 21-Day Diet Detox. Then we just added the sliced peppers and onions then topped with basil and this bad boy was ready to go back in the oven for final baking.
It was pretty easy to do, but took a lot longer than I would have expected, mostly because of the baking and I think that had to do with the water. There is something to this recipe. It’s really not like pizza, it’s more like a pie. But the crust is crunchy and really tasty. The meal was overall really fulfilling and totally cleanse approved! We will definitely try this recipe again with all the right ingredients and equipment — so stay tuned for updates! We will also try a version with eggs and cheese perhaps. Whatever we do, because of our new fond appreciation of cauliflower, we are on a mission to make the perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust!
Have you tried making a cauliflower pizza yet? If so, which recipes do you like? I’d love to hear about it and add it to our testing!