It’s Pizza Niiiiight!! {GUILT-FREE, of course}

READ IT IN 2 minutes

It’s da weekend.

Time to throw that white vino in the fridge, choose a chick flick and whip up some Zaaaa.
Dairy intolerant? Gluten free? Vegan? Looking for a healthier version that ISN’T loaded with evil trans/saturated fat, tons of sodium and hundreds of useless calories?
Ya I thought so.

Well behold the amazing

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This recipe is revolutionary. Having changed my diet significantly, the ONE thing I could not go without was pizza. There is something perfect about a great slice of delicious, flavourful pizza. The only downfall is the post-Za guilt. WELL, not anymore my friend.
Not. Any. More.

Enjoy this GUILT-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, low-cal, delicious, totally-fetch cauliflower pizza crust TONIGHT.

***TIP: This cauliflower pizza crust recipe can be rather…. time consuming… #WORTHIT. So get your ingredients and consider double or tripling the recipe. Then freeze the left over crusts for a future pizza party {next friyay perhaps? No guilt here}.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets {fresh or frozen, you choose babe}
  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 6 tbs water
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Directions:

  1. First off, turn that oven on and crank it up to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pop the cauliflower florets in a large food processor {you could also try a handheld blender in a large pot} and pulse until a rice-like texture is left. Pour the “rice” into a large pot, add enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and allow to cook for about 5 mins. Drain the water and transfer the cooked “rice” into a freezer safe bowl. Place in the freezer for 10 mins to cool off.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together 2 tbs of the chia seeds with 6 tbs of water and create a “chia egg”. Set aside and let thicken :)
  3. Remove the cauliflower “rice” and transfer it to the centre of a thin dish towel. Using those muscles, squeeze the rice in the dish towel to remove all the excess moisture {Pro tip: do this over the sink..}.
  4. Add the “chia egg” to the drained “rice”, add the almond meal, additional chia seeds, salt, garlic and oregano. Mix it up well. Then press the mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure there are no “thin spots” where it might crack.
  5. Bake that crust at 400 F for 30 mins until the top is golden and dry to touch ;)
  6. Turn that thing over CAREFULLY, by using a second piece of parchment paper to flip it onto and return to oven for an additional 15 mins.
  7. NOW YOU GET TO HAVE FUN. Put together whatever ingredients you are craving. Marinara sauce? Pesto? Chicken? Mushroom? Carmalized onion? Pepperoni? Spinach? Feta? Anything you want.
  8. Return to oven to heat up for another 5-10 mins :)

I’ve included some nutritional info for you guys as well.

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Now pour yourself some wine, grab a slice and start that movie.. guilt-free ;)

Have a good weekend lovers

xxoo Drea Marie

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