It was a couple of years ago when I had my first cauliflower base pizza. I bought it from a local store and I was disappointed to find out out it also has Maize Starch and wheat flour as part of its ingredients. There are so many labels saying cauliflower base pizza and then in the small print see: WHEAT Flour, Cauliflower (37%) or 4 grams of sugar per small slice. The only cauliflower pizza I trust Is the one I make! I’ve made a few variations of cauliflower base pizza in the last few months and I have finally discovered one that I’m proud of.
I got inspired from all the big brands making cauliflower pizza with starchy ingredients and decided to use a bit of coconut flour. It will not taste at all like coconut and it will be a thin and crispy pizza but also chewy.
From the ingredients below, I make two large pizzas, and one serving consists of a quarter of the pizza.A quarter of a large pizza dough has only 117 calories, 6 grams of fat, 8 grams of Protein and 3 g Net carbs. Adding the generous toppings listed below, it will add another 203 calories per serving! It’s still a large slice of pizza (a quarter) and it’s under 350 calories with 4 g Net Carbs.
- 1/2 cup Grated Mozzarella (60 grams)
- 1/2 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese (60 grams)
- 1 large Cauliflower head (~ 1000 grams of boiled and mashed florets)
- 2/3 cups Organic Coconut Flour (~60 grams)
- 5 ml Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Pink Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (or dried Oregano, pepper, basil)
- 1 large Egg
- Cut the florets from the stalk into 1 1/2 inch pieces and add them into a large pan with boiling water. Cover the florets with enough water.
- Bring to boil over high heat and simmer for 7 minutes until the florets are tender. Drain the cauliflower florets.
- Using a vegetable masher or a food processor, mash the florets in a mixing bowl. Add in one large egg, Pink salt and Italian seasoning, then mix to combine.
- Add grated Mozzarella & Cheddar, then add the coconut flour. Mix a teaspoon of cider vinegar with the baking powder and add it to the cauliflower mixture. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Adjust the oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 190 C (375 degrees).
- With a spoon place half of the mixture on a prepared pizza baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread the cauliflower mixture and level it with the back of he spoon.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from the oven to add your favourite pizza toppings. The options here are endless.
If you don’t have a pizza tray, you might need to turn up the cauliflower base and bake it for another 10 minutes.
Pizza Toppings: Chorizo and Cheese
Toppings can vary and same are the quantities. This Chorizo cheese topping is logged to help me with my meal plans.
- 1 cup, Red Peppers, Raw
- 100 grams Basil & Oregano Passata
- 60 gr. Black Olives, Pitted – sliced
- 360 g Grated Cheese
Homemade Tomato Sauce. Add half of a can of chopped tomatoes with 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp black pepper, oregano and basil (to taste) into your blender. Mix well for 2 minutes. Use this sauce instead of your marinara sauce.