It Looked Better on Pinterest Part IV: Cauliflower Pizza

So it seems like all the rage in health circles right now is the gluten free diet, to which I say “to each his own.” But I had no clue how I would possibly live without the pastas and breads that I love. Then, a friend of mine posted about her adventures making a cauliflower pizza. I was intrigued.

I must say first that I love vegetables and fruits. The fresher the better. But I always pass on the cauliflower at the grocery store because I never really know what to do with it. But when I started seeing more friends try this crust alternative, I figured I’d give it a try. I used this recipe from the Heart Mind and Seoul blog.

I was actually talking to my mom right before I started this recipe. She said, “I guess I’ll let you go now. A cauliflower pizza sounds like a long process.” Gotta love moms, right?

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I started with a process called “ricing the cauliflower.” Sounded strange at first, but I never say no to a chance to use my Magic Bullet.

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I loved being able to add my own seasonings to the crust. I added a little bit of mozzarella, two minced cloves of garlic and Italian seasoning. I don’t trust store bought blends, so I make my own from dry basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

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This is what the crust looks like after baking it for about 15 minutes at 450 degrees.

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Of course the nice thing about making your own pizza is controlling what does (and doesn’t) go into it. I picked simple stuff.

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Here’s a picture of my sous chef. 🙂

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And here is the finished product.

In all honesty, it tastes pretty good! The crust wasn’t as crispy as I would have liked, but I think that can be remedied by leaving it in the oven for a little while longer. Can’t wait to try it again with a more diverse set of toppings. And I am certain that the cauliflower counts as one of my veggie servings for the day. Can’t argue with that!

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