I’m obsessed with cauliflower at the moment! It is such a versatile veggie which you can substitute for so many different things! I was a bit hesitant about how cauliflower pizza would taste, but boy, I was not disappointed! My dad, who is the fussiest eater I know, even scavenged a whole piece and has requested a cauliflower pizza night soon!
Makes- 1 medium pizza
Cooking time- 45 minutes
¼ head of cauliflower
1 tab parmesan cheese
1 tsp mixed Italian herbs
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp garlic infused oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup tomato passata
Small bunch of basil
1 tab extra virgin olive oil
¼ large capsicum
3 leaves of silverbeet
½ fresh tomato
Grated cheese (to liking)
- Preheat oven at 200 degrees celcius.
- Chop cauliflower into manageable pieces. Put chopped cauliflower into food processor and pulse until cauliflower is fine.
- Place cauliflower in the microwave with ¼ cup of water for 8 minutes, or until soft. Stir at about half way.
- While the cauliflower is in the microwave, place passata, half the basil and olive oil in a small saucepan and simmer over a low heat. This allows the passata to gain a nice basil flavour!
- Once the cauliflower is cooked through, remove and strain all excess water from the cauliflower. I find it is easiest to put the cauliflower in a clean tea towel and strain the liquid from it that way. This will allow you to get a crunchy base.
- Place strained cauliflower into a bowl with parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, beaten egg, oil and season with salt and pepper. Combine the mixture.
- Place the cauliflower mix on a greased tray and spread to make a pizza-like shape. Place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden.
- While the base is cooking, chop the vegetables for the toppings. Wilt silverbeet in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Once wilted, remove from heat.
- Once the base is golden brown, remove and spread tomato and basil passata on top. Add fresh vegetables and wilted silverbeet. Top with cheese of choice and basil.
- Return the pizza to the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.