Cauliflower-based pizza

Cauliflower-based pizza

A surprisingly tasty pizza base made from cauliflower is a perfect alternative to flour based pizza, especially if you’re doing the Banting thing.

350g fresh cauliflower
1 egg
50g mozzarella cheese, finely grated
½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
Salt and pepper

Place the cauliflower in a food processor and reduce to fine crumbs. Place this mixture in a bowl and microwave for 5-6 minutes until soft. Allow to cool and then add the egg, mozzarella and herbs, then season with salt and pepper. The mixture should come together like a dough. Place on baking paper on a baking tray and form a circle about 0.5cm thick. This amount of mixture makes two small pizza bases. Bake these in a hot oven at 200°C for 15-20 minutes until they are golden and firm. Gather your favourite toppings. We used grated mozzarella, fresh cherry tomatoes, salami and olives. Place the toppings on the bases and cook for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and just turning brown. Top with fresh basil or microgreens.

The Gardener