Melanie Olde recipes home image

Cauliflower pizza base

At first - when my clients are told they need to move towards eating a Gluten Free diet they tell me it feels like an overwhelming task where they have to "miss out" on their favourite foods over the treatment program. The purpose of today's post is one example of how to have a family favourite - Pizza - Gluten free. Who doesn't like pizza?

Eating Gluten Free need not be expensive. It doesn't mean you have to buy all gluten free foods from the super-market (although these can be handy at times when you are very short on time). Gluten free simply means eating more home cooked, fresh food. More vegetables, more whole foods, more REAL FOOD.

Cauliflower Pizza base - from www.jessicasepel.com

Ingredients for Cauliflower base

½ Cauliflower

1 free range egg

½ onion

salt , pepper & herbs to taste

1 tsp Olive Oil

Ingredients for your choice of topping eg: Goats cheese, mozzarella, broccoli, beans, zucchini slices, onion, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, homemade pesto.

Method

Pulse around 1/2 a whole caulifower in your food processor to make it a ‘cauliflower rice’ (to make around 1 cup- double the ingredients for a larger pizza).

Place in a tea towel and squeeze as much moisture from the ‘cauli rice’ as possible. ( the key to a crispy base)

Then mix with 1 egg, 1/2 sliced onion and salt/pepper/herbs ( rosemary is great) /spices/tsp olive oil.

Once mixed flatten it on a lined tray that is greased with coconut oil and  bake in oven on 180 degrees for around 20-25 mins until firm and slightly browned.

Take out and top with ingredients of choice.

Pop it back in the oven for 10-15 mins.

Take out of the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Then cut into pizza slices.