Happy New Year! In January, cruciferous vegetables are a Foods of the Month. Next time you pass through the produce aisle at the grocery store, grab a head of cauliflower (a cruciferous vegetable). This veggie makes a great alternative to flour-based pizza crust. All you need is one head of cauliflower, an egg, mozzarella cheese and spices. You won’t believe how much fun it is to make this pizza crust. Best of all, your OrganWise Guys will be happy that you are eating cauliflower, which is incredibly high in fiber (one head has about 50% of your daily fiber needs)! Follow these easy steps to make your own cauliflower pizza crust.
Step 1: Use a box grater to finely grate one medium-sized cauliflower head.
Step 2: Microwave the grated cauliflower on high for one minute. Let cool.
Step 3: Transfer the cooled grated cauliflower to a dishtowel. Squeeze out all the excess water.
Step 4: Combine the grated cauliflower with one egg, 2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pizza spices (we used salt, dried basil and dried oregano). Mix together with a fork or spoon, then use your hands to form a “dough” ball.
Step 5: Place the cauliflower “dough” ball on parchment paper sprayed with nonstick oil. Use your hand to flatten it out into a circular shape (like pizza crust).
Step 6: Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove when the edges begin to brown, top with your favorite pizza toppings, then bake again for another 5 minutes until the cheese starts to bubble. Serve hot.