24 Apr Healthy Comfort Food: Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza
To say getting this pizza base right has been a labor of love is an understatement! Tim and I have selflessly eaten our way through 5 (maybe 6?) versions of this low carb pizza recipe (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it) so we could share this healthy comfort food with you…
As both of us eat a clean diet finding a great gluten and dairy free pizza recipe has been hard, and we haven’t found a store bought option that is #JennyApproved! Whilst we are happy to have something that is a little higher in carbs on our treat nights, I wanted to develop a recipe that was low carb, high in fibre, whilst still giving us real pizza vibes…
Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza
- 1 large cauliflower, chopped, steamed and cooled.
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 3 eggs, or vegan eggs ( I like Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place this in a large mixing bowl, and combine well with the other ingredients to form a ball of dough (I use my hands to mix). Leave this to sit for 10 minutes.
Dust your surface and rolling pin with a little coconut flour and roll flat to around 1/2 an inch thick (you can also just press down with your hands).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a pizza pan), dust with a little flour, add the pizza base and bake for 25-30 minutes in the oven.
Add your toppings and bake for a further 10 minutes.
Healthy Pizza Toppings
I’m a huge fan of Rao’s Pizza Sauce as I love that it’s made with olive oil, and for ‘cheese’ we use either Violife Foods or homemade cashew cheese. Other favorite toppings include:
- Fresh veggies such as sliced tomatoes, baby spinach, arugula and sweetcorn
- Sautéed veggies such as onions, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini and red peppers
- Proteins such as grilled chicken, ground beef or anchovies
- Fresh herbs such as basil and parsley
This recipe is perfect for those following my 8 Week Lean and Clean Program! The next program starts on 01/11/2021 to help you kickstart your healthiest, happiest year ever.