Last night the hubs and I took the opportunity to explore a new recipe that my sweet friend Laura K recommended after she knew how much I loved cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe, Lauren. This is now a staple in our household!
You can find the recipe here – Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Step One: Rice a head of cauliflower in a food processor. Mix in 1/4 cup of water. Then cook in the microwave for 6-8 minutes. *Disclaimer – make sure not to use too much water. You may think it’s too dry, but don’t overwater it otherwise your crust will turn out mushy!
Step Two: Then mix in a medium size bowl with mozzarella and 1 egg. After you mix well, form a 9″ circle on a greased pizza pan. Bake the crust in the oven at 450* for 15 minutes or until the center is well cooked!
Step 3: Now it’s time for toppings! I picked some fresh basil from our new basil plant in the backyard. I love having basil under all the other toppings. It adds wonderful flavor to the sauce and just tastes delish!
Don’t forget about the cheese. The hubs favorite trick: add cheese, then toppings and then MORE cheese. This helps everything stay in place while you are eating. Great tip! My favorite toppings of the night: pepperoni, bell peppers, basil and cheese!
Step 4: Now it’s time to pop this bad boy in the oven. Turn on the broiler and cook it on high for 3-4 minutes. NOTE: when broiling…make sure to keep a close eye on your pizza so you don’t burn the top!
Finally, the time came after much preparation. Bon appétit!
If you try it let me know what you think. I paired it with a delicious salade of wild greens, dried cranberries, pepitas, croutons, tomatoes, extra bell peppers, mushroom and topped with an Asian sesame dressing.
Well, tonight is a night of celebration. I’m getting together with my old graduate class cohort for Indian food. We figured it’s an essential since we all lived in India together for 6 weeks!
Thanks for reading!