While I don’t think Adidas had pizza in mind when they come up with their Impossible is Nothing tagline, apparently the same goes. A few weeks ago, I came across a recipe for a pizza crust which primarily contained three ingredients:
…That’s right, not a hint of flour. I couldn’t decide whether I was intrigued, excited, or skeptical. It’s a good thing I am easily persuaded because one look at the picture and it immediately found its way onto my ever-growing “To Make List”:
I know, I know: all you pizza connoisseurs are probably not buying it but I promise you that it tasted delicious. I’m not going to lie and say it’s just like eating a flour pizza crust…because it’s not. But surprisingly, it’s not like eating cauliflower either. It has its own charm and tastes very pizza-esque.
Whether you’re on a low-carb diet, seeking an innovative way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet, falling into a food rut or simply looking for a new recipe to dabble with, this is definitely worth a shot. And for what it’s worth:
Cheese + Marinara sauce = Win
Cauliflower Crust Pizza –serves 1
- 1 cup grated raw cauliflower
- 2 egg whites whisked
- 2 tablespoons grated cheese (I used parmesan)
- Your choice of herbs (I used parsley & oregano)
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200*C
- Steam your grated cauliflower for 4-5 minutes.
- Once steamed, pat dry the cauliflower to remove the excess water
- In a separate bowl, combine the cauliflower with the egg whites, cheese, and herbs. Mix well.
- Spoon out the mixture on a non-stick pan (or parchment paper if you have) and spread the mixture out to form a circle.
- Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, turning it halfway through cooking time.
- When ready, remove from oven and add on your toppings.
- Place the pizza back in the oven for a few minutes and remove when the cheese has melted/browned
*Note: It’s prone to break so I would suggest eating it with a fork & knife .
What’s your favorite pizza topping? Mushrooms are a must for me!