I don’t know about you, but pizza is something that I never tire of. Especially the home-made variety with my own pizza base. But oh, the carbs in it. And the cheese on top. Giving it up has been very hard. But now I have found my new obsession. Cauliflower pizza. Keep an open mind – of course it tastes different, but you won’t believe how delicious a pizza made with cauliflower can be. And it’s not a soggy base of stodge, either, but a solid flatbread much like a conventional pizza base. And at only 6 SmartPoints a pop, this is perfect for dinner.
half a head of cauliflower
100g grated mozzarella (light)
half a small tin of chopped tomatoes
2 large onions
50g grated mozzarella (light)
granulated garlic, salt, pepper, dried herbs
Parma ham or cooked chicken breast
Cut the cauliflower head into small pieces and whizz them up in a food processor, breaking them into pieces the size of rice grains. In a bowl, mix the cauliflower bits with the eggs, flour and 100g mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on a baking tray. Should be about half a centimeter thick. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°C in the oven.
In the meantime season the chopped tomatoes with salt, pepper, garlic and herbs. Take the cauliflower base from the oven. It should be browned and crispy around the edges and not look moist anymore. Spread the tomato on the cauliflower base, then add the onion slices (and other vegetables to your liking) on it. Spread Parma ham on top, or sprinkle with shredded chicken pieces. Lastly sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes.
The recipe makes 4 pizza slices, so one slice has 6 points. If your family doesn’t like cauliflower, make the pizza for yourself and freeze the remaining slices. They can be easily re-heated, taste just as good, and make a great lunch for work if you can warm it in a microwave.
I absolutely adore this.