You will get the most of your famers market produce when you make this customizable, gluten-free Cauliflower Crust Veggie Fruit Pizza recipe this summer. A personal-sized pizza that’s perfect for lunch!
How excited are you about pizza? How about cauliflower? What about fun summer picnics? Well, after reading this recipe, you will be equally excited about all three. Why? Of course everyone is excited about picnics, and I am here to tell you that you can bring a healthy Cauliflower Crust Veggie Fruit Pizza to your next one! You will be so popular because cauliflower actually makes an extraordinarily healthy pizza that is low calorie, full of fiber and protein, and that’s just the crust! This gluten-free personal pizza is a real crowd pleaser and totally customizable.
I didn’t invent this idea, of course. Cauliflower is enjoying a popularity with healthy eaters who are using it instead of rice, mashed potatoes, and even pizza crust. I love my version because, as is my style, I have reduced the number of ingredients and shortened the task list to make it super easy to try. You might be wondering why cauliflower makes a great pizza crust base. It’s because it removes refined carbohydrates and baked bread, both of which are less nutritious than a vegetable. Not to mention this Cauliflower Crust Personal Pizza recipe is gluten free and dairy free for those with such needs. Plus it adds incredible fiber to our most popular dish in society today!
Cauliflower Crust Veggie Fruit Pizza Recipe
Cauliflower has such a neutral flavor that pairing it with oregano, garlic, and basil makes it scream pizza. That said, remember that this won’t taste like a dough-y traditional pizza crust. You’ll have to prepare for a new experience, but open minds and new experiences are a good thing, right? Also, remember that since we are thinking healthy here, feel free to toss in more healthy ingredients if you have them on hand. Try chia seeds, flax seeds, and even a bit of coconut oil spread on before the sauce.
We topped our Cauliflower Crust Personal Pizza with our favorite marinara, roasted vegetables, raw vegetables, berries, parsley, olives, and more. The toppings can be totally re-written by you though. I provide you with guidelines, but any vegetables and fruits are an option. If you want to add protein, you could consider garbanzo beans, tofu, or hemp seeds. Don’t forget about fruits too, because it’s not really picnic food without fruit. Since it’s totally okay to add pineapple to pizza, why not other fruits such as strawberries and blueberries. See where this is going? No need to stick with convention. It’s time to re-write pizza rules!
- 1 pound cauliflower florets
- 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 9 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Various fruits and vegetables for toppings
- Preheat oven with pizza stones to 450ºF.
- Chop cauliflower into florets.
- Add to a food processor and blend into a crumble.
- Dry stir in a hot non-stick frying pan for 5 minutes.
- Squeeze excess water from cauliflower with paper towels.
- Let sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze again in fresh paper towels.
- Put the puréed cauliflower into a bowl with rest of crust ingredients and hand-mix with a spoon until combined.
- Spread on parchment circles and transfer to hot stones. Spread fairly thick, about 3/4 inch.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Optional, flip halfway through for extra crisp crust.
- Top with your sauce of choice, fruits, and veggies.
- Slice and enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: Be sure to remove as much water as possible from the puréed cauliflower. That is the difference between soggy and crispy crust!
Enough chit chat though, I’m hungry, aren’t you? Let’s get to baking this new, avant-garde Cauliflower Crust Veggie Fruit Pizza recipe!
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