Paleo Cauliflower Pizza
If there is one thing that no person should ever have to go without in this world, it’s pizza. I feel like pizza is the one common denominator all people have in common. In a fight with your S.O.? Pizza! Stressful day at work? Pizza! Special occasion? Pizza! You simply can’t go wrong.
You may think that going paleo means saying goodbye to this delicacy. Well, if you thought that, you would be wrong! *cue record-scratch noise* YUP, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY!
Cauliflower and all its transformational powers are back at it again to help us grain-free people out. Not only that but, thanks to some close to the real thing dairy-free cheeses, like Kite Hill, you won’t even notice you’re not eating pizza straight from Italy.
If you’re having a friend’s night in, or really just a Monday, this is the perfect dish to make. This pizza pairs well with reality TV and sangria (just sayin’).
Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Makes one 12-inch Pizza (2 servings)
For the Crust:
1 Head of Cauliflower
¼ Cup, Almond Flour
¼ cup, coconut flour
2 tablespoons, nutritional yeast (optional)
2 Tablespoons, fresh chopped parsley
1 Teaspoon, Salt
1 Tablespoon, Olive Oil
1 Can, Tomato Paste (sugar-free)
1 Tablespoon, Oregano
1 Tablespoon, Fresh Chopped Parsley
1 Tablespoon, Fresh Chopped Basil
1 Teaspoon, Salt
For the Crust
Preheat oven to 450 degrees FAHRENHEIT
Chop cauliflower into florets (or buy pre-chopped, I get Trader Joe’s brand)
Add cauliflower florets to food processor and “rice” by pulsing until you are left with rice-like pieces of cauliflower (If you don’t have a food processor, you can buy pre-riced cauliflower)
Place steamer in pot of water filled about ¼ of the way up, ensuring the water does not soak the cauliflower.
Steam cauliflower for approximately 5 minutes, or until slightly tender.
Pour steamed cauliflower onto cheese cloth or thin cloth towel, wrap, and thoroughly squeeze out all water from the cauliflower. The more you can drain, the better.
Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl and add egg, coconut flour, almond flour, and nutritional yeast (optional), parsley and salt. Mix with hands until it forms a dough-like texture, adding more flour if needed.
On your pizza sheet (or whatever baking sheet you are using), line with parchment paper and grease with a layer of extra virgin olive oil.
Place cauliflower mixture on parchment paper and press out into pizza crust shape using your hands or a floured-rolling pin (Tip: roll with a piece of parchment paper on top). Note: crust should be about 1/3 of an inch thick.
Place crust in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust begins to brown and harden.
Build your pizza
Remove crust from oven and add tomato paste, ricotta, pepperoni, basil, oregano and sprinkle with salt.
Place pizza back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven and allow to cool (this step is important to allow the crust to harden).
Slice it up, serve warm and enjoy!