I’ve recently started to reduce the amount of carbs I eat, specifically processed carbs – white rice and all-purpose flour. This limits my consumption of over 60% of things readily available and consumed by my generation. But my problem? I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE pizza! I can pretty much eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, without getting bored. There have been weeks, in the past, where precisely this has happened!
But, I realised fairly recently, that no carbs doesn’t have to mean no pizza! **squeals in excitement** If you have read some of my earlier posts, you know that I have been experimenting with cauliflower as a replacement for bread, potatoes, and rice.
So, I am back again with another cauliflower recipe, and if you have been paying attention to what you’re reading, you guessed it – it’s a CAULIFLOWER BASE PIZZA!
It takes half the effort of making regular pizza, and when done right, is just as delicious. But, if you have been reading this post so far, keep an eye out for an important note at the bottom of the recipe!
Here you have it:
It’s totally worth a try, and this is not me being biased. Remember, if your crust ends up being leathery and soggy, you haven’t been patient to let all the water out of the cauliflower. (Psst… I’ll let you in on a secret, I learnt this the hard way – I wasn’t patient the first time I tried :P)
If you’re keen to give it a try, but hesitant about how it will turn out, I hope these photos help:
- Uncooked Pizza Base:
If you don’t eat egg, mix 2 tbsp of water with 1 tbsp flax seed powder instead. You need something to hold the base together, without making it soggy!
2. Sauce on top:
3. With the toppings, ready to grill:
(Doesn’t it look like a regular homemade pizza, ready to bake? :D)
4. …aaaaaaaaaaand the finished product, ready to be devoured:
Can you even tell that it doesn’t have all those carbs?
Even on a diet, you can eat the whole thing! If all this is not enough to convince you, I don’t know what will. But I must tell you this: you’re missing out on an entire experience if you don’t try it at least once!
May the forks be with you!