Love Pizza but you want to avoid the carbs and /or gluten?
Why dont you try a cauliflower pizza crust?
Yes , it sounds silly but food bloggers all over are loving the craze. It was originally created in 2009 when people started to do the Atkins Diet because it is the low carb alternative to the average pizza.
Feel free to add whatever toppings you desire
Step 1 -
Line a pizza tray with greaseproof paper.
Pre-heat the oven to 210C/420F/Gas mark 7.
Step 2 -
Grate the cauliflower, you are looking to achieve fine crumbs, but do not purée it.
Step 3 -
Steam the cauliflower crumbs for up to 5 minutes,
Step 4 -
Place the cauliflower crumbs in to an large mixing bowl and add the egg, grated mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well, you should have a fairly stiff but malleable dough which is able to be made into the pizza base shape.
Step 5 -
Place the cauliflower "dough" onto the prepared tray and pat out into a large circle, about 12.5cms (10") in diameter and about 1.5cms (1/2") thick. Spray the top with a little low-fat cooking spray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.
Step 6 -
Place the sliced tomatoes on top along with the shredded chicken, scatter over the minced garlic and onion rings, season to taste with salt and pepper, and then arrange the sliced mozzarella cheese over the top.
Step 7 -
Bake for 10 minutes or until the topping is bubbling and the cheese has melted. Scatter fresh oregano or basil leaves over and serve cut into wedges with salad leaves.
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