January 7, 2013 by Sam
One food I missed when I went primal was pizza. The ooey-gooey cheesy goodness and tons of toppings make my mouth water. In the primal world, it’s often debated if dairy should be included in our diets. My family & I choose to eat full fat dairy in moderation because our bodies can tolerate it.
I stumbled upon across various cauliflower based crusts on Pinterest & decided to give it a try. I tweaked it a bit & came up with a tasty base for pizza. (It’s also good all by itself!) One head of cauliflower typically makes 4-5 pizza crusts, so invite your friends over & have a pizza party! Sunday night pizza night is a new family favorite in our household. Everyone gets to make their own pizza creations & then we all share
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
1 cup cauliflower, riced & cooked
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. oregano
Your choice of sauce & toppings (I often use tomato sauce or pesto then any combination of sausage, salami, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, fresh basil, tomato, red onion, eggplant, mozzarella)
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Beat the egg in a medium sized bowl, then add the cauliflower*, mozzarella, garlic & oregano.
*To rice cauliflower
In a Vitamix: Cut stem out of cauliflower & chop into florets. With the lid on and plug removed, turn the Vitamix to 5 & drop in florets on the spinning blade and let run until the cauliflower is in small, rice-sized pieces.
In a food processor: Cut stem out of cauliflower & chop into florets. Pulse until cauliflower is in small, rice-sized pieces.
With a cheese grater: Run a head of cauliflower up & down a cheese grater.
Once it’s “riced,” salt & cook the cauliflower on the stovetop over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
Put the “dough” on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten and shape using a fork or spatula. Brush crust with olive oil then bake for 15 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven & top with whatever you want! Make sure any meat has been precooked (veggies can stay raw) as you will only need to cook in the over for about 5 minutes. If using cheese, broil for an additional 2 minutes.