|“Place cauliflower on pizza, serve.” No, not really. This healthier alternative to a traditional margherita pizza replaces the wheat flour crust with one made from riced cauliflower, egg, and cheese.|
Active time: 20 min Start to Finish: 60 min Serves: 4
2 cups low-fat skim mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 14-oz can crushed tomatoes
½ cup fresh basil
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
Optional: Turkey pepperoni
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Equipment: food processor, parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400° F. Remove leaves and stem from the cauliflower and cut the florets into large pieces. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower for 30 seconds or until it resembles a clumpy rice. (You can also grate the cauliflower, but it takes longer.).
Place cauliflower in a large, microwave safe bowl with about 2 Tbs water and microwave on high for 5-8 minutes. The cauliflower should be able to pierced easily with a fork. Place cauliflower in a cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel and carefully squeeze it drain most of the liquid. Then remove cauliflower to a bowl to cool for about 5-10 minute. Meanwhile, in a bowl add crushed tomatoes, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbs olive oil, 1 tsp oregano and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
In a large bowl combine the cauliflower, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, eggs, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp salt and mix well with a fork. Divide the mixture into two portions and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to form two, circular crust. Use your hands to shape the crust. Bake for 20-30 minutes until firm. Now make your pizzas! Add the sauce, cheese, pepperoni and fresh basil leaves on top and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove to a cutting board, slice into 8 pieces and enjoy!
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