My husband and I have decided to go on a low-carb "lifestlye" change. We are following one diet that keeps their carbs under 30g a day, which is not very much considering how much bread and pasta we use to eat. This has forced us to get a little bit more daring and try new recipes, thus PINTEREST becomes our life saver! I kept seeing these cauliflower pizza dough recipes and was a little curious. So, we finally tried it out last Friday and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!! My husband, Dylan, went as far as to say "it is better than a Papa Johns Pizza" . . . I'm not going to completely agree with that statement, but it was pretty good.
I used the recipe from the website Eating Bird Food at http://www.eatingbirdfood.com/2012/09/healthy-pizza-with-a-cauliflower-crust/
I only made one adjustment and that was to add 2 Tbsp ground Flaxseed. I was hoping it would help the dough stick together a little more and it would add some more nutrients. Also, all the carbs in ground Flaxseed are dietary fiber, so my husband and I don't count those. Here's the recipe, but again you can also go to their site to find more pictures.
- 2 cups raw cauliflower, blended
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup mozzarella, low-sodium
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 Tbsp ground Flaxseed
- Non-stick spray
- In a large skillet, saute the cauliflower on low-medium until translucent. About 8 minutes. Let cool. (Makes it easier to work with your hands)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Add the cauliflower to the mixture. Use your hands to really mix in the ingredients and form a ball.
- Cover a pizza pan with tinfoil and spray with non-stick spray. Place the dough in the middle of the pan and slowly start to flatten into a crust shape. (It took me awhile to really work the cauliflower into the right shape and patch up all the holes that kept forming, but it did end up working. I pressed the dough down to about 1/4" thick and pinched the edge up so hold in the ingredients.)
- Bake at 400 for about 25-27 minutes or until golden. Turn your pan at the halfway point.
- Top with your favorite sauce, meat, and veggies. (Don't over do it though, because the crust is not that thick and won't be able to hold the weight.)
- Broil for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. (Because you only cook it for a few minutes longer, I sauted my veggies and precooked the chicken before putting it on top of the pizza.)