Who’s down for eating more green things? I know you are, because it’s the first week of January and we’ve got at least, like, two more days of sticking to our healthy resolutions. I was an overachiever and got my green eating on about 45 minutes before 2015 even started. Yep, I spent my New Year’s Eve in my pajamas, making pizza out of vegetables. Don’t worry, there was champagne! I haven’t completely abandoned my youth.
I relived my NYE experience this week, just with much less champagne and no shiny “2015″ hat on my head. This pizza crust is also a little different in color, because the grocery store ran out of regular ol’ white cauliflower. I actually asked the produce guy if they had white and not green cauliflower for the sake of it’s pizza crust-like color qualities. He informed me that no, they only had the green variety and assured me that they all taste the same. I figured green works for this juice cleans-y time of year and rolled with it.
Let’s talk about TOPPPPPPINNNNGGGGSS! The amount of extra letters in that word are directly correlated to my excitement about things to put on top of a pizza crust. There are a ba-jillion things you can put on here, which is pretty much what we did on New Year’s Eve. We had not one but TWO types of pesto, caramelized onions, various cheeses including one truffle situation, heirloom tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and the ever classic pizza sauce. At home I do the single lady’s version, which involves fewer toppings plus a tupperware of cauliflower “dough” for tomorrow night’s dinner. Also, let’s note that this quinoa pesto from Trader Joe’s is just begging for a DIY version experiment in my kitchen. Noted.
P.S. This pizza crust is gluten and dairy free, if that’s like, what you’re into.
cauliflower pizza crust
makes 4 small or 2 hungry single lady crusts
recipe from beard & bonnet
2 cups ground cauliflower florets
3/4 cup almond meal/flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 450 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Chop up a small head of cauliflower and pulse in a blender or food processor. Mix in eggs, almond meal, spices, and nutritional yeast and divide into four sections. Scoop onto parchment paper and pat down to create circles. Bake crust for 15-20 minutes and then remove and add your toppings. Pop back in the oven for 10-15 more minutes. While you’re popping things, pop open some champagne and have yourself a pizza party!