Pizza night is a weekly event for most families but, if you’re trying to get in shape, you probably think you need to skip it right? Wrong. Most restrictive diets will help you lose weight, but they aren’t sustainable long-term. Losing weight is not about rules, it’s about lifestyle changes. And eliminating pizza night is definitely not an acceptable lifestyle change!
So if you enjoy pizza night but are trying to cut down calories or reduce your carb intake, you can replace traditional pizza crust with this cauliflower crust instead. It’s a healthy, veggie-packed, low-carb and high-protein alternative, that’s naturally gluten-free. It’s also a good way to get your kids to eat veggies, and you only need 3 ingredients to make it!
Mediterranean Pizza with Cauliflower Crust Recipe
Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Serves: 2
+ 1 medium head of cauliflower, grated
+ 1 egg
+ 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
+ 5 tbsp homemade tomato sauce
+ 1/2 small red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
+ 1/2 small red onion, cut into slices
+ 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
+ 4-5 pitted kalamata olives, thinly sliced
+ 2 oz (57 g) feta cheese, crumbled
+ a handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 400ºF / 200ºC. Rinse cauliflower, remove the outer leaves, separate into florets and process, using a food processor or box grater, until it resembles rice. Pour cauliflower rice into a large skillet and cook over medium heat to remove the moisture for about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer to a bowl, add egg and parmesan cheese and whisk everything together.
Transfer cauliflower dough to a parchment lined round pizza pan, press down with your hands until the dough is evenly spread and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with tomato sauce, bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Bake again for 5-10 more minutes. Sprinkle basil on top, slice and enjoy!
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