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Mediterranean Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

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Found in: Dessert, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Gluten free

Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 
4 Servings

This cauliflower-based pizza crust adds another level to a household favourite. Add your choice of toppings, along with lots of lovely cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil for a treat anytime of the year.

Ingredients: 

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce, warm

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust:

  • 1 1/2 lbs cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp egg replacer
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herb blend
  • 1/2 cup Nature’s Path Whole O’s™ Cereal, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Directions: 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust:

  1. Add half of the cauliflower florets to food processor; pulse until finely ground and resembles couscous.
  2. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  3. Cook in salted boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender; drain in fine sieve; let cool completely.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to clean kitchen cloth or cheesecloth and squeeze dry; transfer to bowl.
  5. Stir in Parmesan cheese, garlic, egg replacer and Italian herbs.
  6. Stir in crushed cereal.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. Line 12-inch pizza pan with parchment paper; drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Add cauliflower mixture to centre of pan, spreading 1/4-inch thick to form 9-inch circle, making edges slightly thicker to form a crust.
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges start to turn golden and crust is firm.
  11. Sprinkle mozzarella over cauliflower crust; bake for 5 minutes. 

Topping:

  1. Top with tomatoes; cook for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  2. Garnish with basil.
  3. Cut into wedges and serve with warm marinara sauce.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/4 recipe:

  • Calories 240
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 540mg
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 12g