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Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

Course dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 Slices
Calories 146 kcal
Author One Clever Chef

Ingredients

  • The Margherita Pizza Sauce
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • The Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza Recipe
  • Toppings:
  • 1 6 ounces fresh mozzarella ball
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • Tomato sauce see recipe above

Instructions

  1. The Margherita Pizza Sauce: Pulse tomatoes and juice in a blender to create a thick puree. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes.

    Add the remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, for about 35 minutes or until it gets the consistency of a pizza sauce. Set aside when done.

  2. The Cauliflower Pizza Crust: Preheat oven to 400 F. Fill a large saucepan with just enough water to cover the cauliflower flour. Meanwhile, cut the florets off the cauliflower head and grind them into a fine flour using a food processor, this takes about one minute.

    Pour the cauliflower flour into the boiling water and remove from heat. Cover and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Pour the cauliflower flour into a fine strainer. (Now you can wait a few minutes for it to cool down if you don't have a pair of gloves, as it is very hot. Or simply rinse it with cold water).

    Transfer the flour to a clean piece of cloth, wrap it up and squeeze hard to remove as much water as you can. Transfer the flour to a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (I always pour a little water under the paper so it adapts the shape of the baking sheet).

    Now work the dough into a nice pizza crust with your hands. Place the pizza crust in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven. (TIP: You could also use a pizza stone for this recipe if you have one, I've heard the result is fantastic!).
  3. Topping the Pizza: Cut the mozzarella ball into 1/4 inch slices. Spread the tomato sauce on the crust leaving a 1 inch border. (TIP: You can freeze the leftover tomato sauce!) Arrange the cheese slices on the crust making sure they are about 1-2 inches away from the edges of the pizza.

    Put the pizza back to the oven at 400 F for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with basil leaves.

    Slice and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.