Food Friday: Low-Carb Cauliflower-Crusted Pizza
if you’ve been on low carb for any time at all, i can certainly say that besides cupcakes, you’re probably missing bread items most. i’ve made some pizza prior using almond flour and flaxseed but wanted to experiment with something more veggie based and less of a hit from a calorie perspective. this recipe is a but more time consuming but so delicious. each serving of four slices (nets eight) nets about 16 carbs and around 700 calories, plus tons of good fiber and micro nutrients. here’s how to make it yourself:
you will need:
two heads of organic cauliflower
two cage free organic eggs
3 tablespoons organic olive oil
2 small organic tomatoes or 15 organic cherry tomatoes
one small green pepper
two ounces raw cheddar cheese
six ounces full-fat raw (if possible) mozzarella cheese
two tablespoons each of: sea salt, oregano and basil
extra seasonings for topping
olives and other toppings (optional)
pre-heat oven to 450
line a brownie tray with parchment paper
cut the cauliflower into florets and rice using a food processor.
place riced cauliflower in steamer and let it get soft, about 10 - 15 minutes.
remove cauliflower and place in linen cloth to squeeze out excess water.
combine cauliflower, eggs, cheddar cheese and spices.
flatten onto cookie sheet and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until the edges start to golden.
remove and cover surface with olive oil, tomatoes, peppers, cheese and extra spices to taste.
cook for another 10 - 15 minutes until the cheese is fully melted and slightly golden. enjoy!