Now now, don’t scroll on past – this isn’t as bad as you’d think! In fact, it’s not bad at all. And if you love pizza but are trying to eat healthier then this is the thing for you. No, it doesn’t taste like a deep pan, crispy pizza; it kind of tastes like an undercooked thin base, but it doesn’t taste of cauliflower. It tastes good!
And when each slice is about 60 calories, is that enough for tempt you? That means the whole pizza (tomato and mozzarella included – not your fancy toppings) is under 400 calories. BOO-YAH. Do it. You have to.
But be warned – this stuff is life changing. Still able to have a meat feast topping whilst saving on carbs? Who can argue with that? Also this is suitable for coeliacs, those with wheat intolerance or paleolithic dieters!
To make one pizza you’ll need:
- 1 small cauliflower
- 50g parmesan
- 50g grated mozzarella
- 1 Tsp. oregano
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- tomato sauce (out of a jar or homemade – homemade see below)
- one ball of mozzarella
- your toppings of choice! I went for chillies and prosciutto
Preheat your oven to 220C and pop in a baking tray (big enough to hold your pizza).
Grate your cauliflower – it should look like rice.
Put it into the microwave for 4 minutes. When it pings, tip onto a clean tea towel and wring it out over the sink to get rid of the moisture from the cauli. If it’s too hot to handle, leave to cool for a few minutes.
Throw it into a bowl with the cheese, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and egg. Mix with a fork until it’s combined.
Then tip onto some parchment and make it pizza-shaped (use fingers!).
Because you’re using the baking parchment, you can then drag it onto your preheated baking sheet, and put it in to cook for 10 minutes, or until it’s starting to brown.
(Sorry the picture’s a bit shitty, we had the door open as the sun was shining! Make the most of the weather haha!)
Smooth on your sauce and your toppings (I went for prosciutto and chillies), then whack it back in for 4 minutes or until it’s all bubbly and tempting. Slice it into 6 slices and serve up! Mamma mia!
For the homemade tomato sauce, simply throw a tin of tomatoes into a food processor, with a sprinkling of salt, pepper and oregano. Simples!