It is a wonderful thing to be able to nourish your body through eat healthy and still eat PIZZA. This plant-based pizza crust is your wholesome go-to with ingredients that your body can easily digest, lift your mood and wont leave you with the guilt of a friday night pizza binge.
By making the choice to try a healthy cauliflower pizza base you are removing internal inflammation that may be caused by refined and bleached flours as well as the damage of unknown foodwatch culprits that make it into products on the market. So have fun with the process and decorate your pizza with a lean protein, fresh seasonal produce and herbs to stimulate your senses. Yes you can still include cheese…just stick to a 30g serve per person who will be sharing your creation.
Cauliflower Sage Pizza Base Recipe
Prep: 20mins | Cook: 25-30mins | Serves: 4
- 3 cups cauliflower florets
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp fresh chopped sage
- 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
Preheat your oven to 360ºF (180ºC) and line a pizza tray or pizza stone with baking paper.
Blend your cauliflower florets in a processor until a coarse rice texture is formed. Transfer into a microwave safe bowl, cover and cook for 5 minutes on high.
Transfer onto a clean tea towel and spread out to cool down. Once cool enough to handle, use the tea towel to squeeze remaining water out of the cauliflower and then place into a medium bowl.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly using a fork. It should be able to be handled and moulded out onto the tray, if it is too wet add additional almond meal.
Evenly form a pizza base according to your texture preference, a more thin pan crispy is 0.5-1cm thickness or deep pan 1-1.5cm.
Bake in the oven for 15mins and check how it is looking, if you opted for a thinner version simply do a touch test to see if it has firmed up to your liking in the centre. It may need an additional 10mins for a deep pan but go by how it feels to what you enjoy.
You do not want to burn the edges as you will be baking it again with your toppings for another 5-7mins so keep this in mind.
Remember to try include a protein and additional toppings that don’t compromise all your valuable time creating such a healthy alternative to pizza bases. Enjoy slowly and you will be very satisfied.