Prep time – 40mins
Cooking time – 30mins
Serves – 2
|Cauliflower - 1 small or 1/2 a large||350g||9||0||7|
|Almond meal - 4 tablespoons||40g||12||18||1.5|
|Eggs, medium - 2||2||10||11||1|
|Black olives, pitted - 8 medium size||60g||1||14||1|
|Mozzarella or goats cheese||50g||14||12||0|
|Fresh basil leaves||1/2 cup||0||0||0|
|Zucchini, finely sliced - 1 medium||120g||1||0||2|
|Asparagus - 1 bunch||1 bunch||1||0||2|
|Oregano, dried herb||1/2 tsp||0||0||0|
|Cayenne pepper or chilli to taste||n/a||0||0||0|
|Salt and pepper to taste||n/a||0||0||0|
|Total per serve||1||26||27||12|
SERVES – 2
per Serve: 390 cal / 1600 kJ
for Dairy Free: leave off cheese
Whether gluten free, grain free or keto, this pizza may be your answer. The ingredients for the base may be unusual but the result is surprisingly good! You can make a double batch and freeze the extra bases when they’ve cooled – this will reduce your next pizza night prep time next time.
Preparing the Cauliflower
Trim off cauliflower florets and rinse. Shake off excess moisture and process in a food processor to a fine texture. Add to a steamer (do not add cauliflower to the water itself) and steam for about 5 minutes. You can microwave uncovered for 5 minutes instead of steaming if preferred. Set cauliflower aside until cool enough to handle. Transfer to a clean tea towel and squeeze out excess moisture – quite a bit can be squeezed out.
Preheat the over to 200 degrees
Preparing the Base
While the cauliflower is cooling, in a medium size bowl, beat eggs and mix in almond meal. Then stir in squeezed cauliflower. It should be like a very thick batter. Place baking paper or parchment on a baking tray (rectangle or round is fine). Using a spatula, spread cauliflower mix out on the parchment to about 1cm thickness. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until set and starting to brown.
Preparing the Toppings
While the crust is baking prepare the toppings. Mix oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne (and garlic if desired) into tomato paste. Remove crust and spread with pizza sauce, then add basil leaves, zucchini slices, asparagus and olives (optional). Top with mozzarella cheese, or goats feta if preferred. Return to oven and bake for a further 10 minutes or until ready.