I’m not sure what it is, but lately I’ve had a thing for making things out of other things. Mostly healthier things that you wouldn’t expect. For instance, my recent discovery of chickpeas being used to make cookie dough dip- completely unexpected. I’ve used cauliflower to make mashed potatoes. I’ve even been toying with the thought of using tofu in a few dishes here lately, but haven’t brought myself around just yet. I’ll be sure to let you know when I do. I’ve always been under the impression that pigs would fly or hell would freeze over before my husband put tofu in his mouth. He has yet to catch on to my sneaky ways though *evil laugh*.
As you know, I’m a pinterest fanatic. I found a recipe at Eat Drink Smile for Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Even though I like things to be made healthy, I was less than enthused about the thought of using cauliflower to make the crust of my pizza. However, I consider pizza to be the devil in food form sometimes. I NEVER eat pizza. It’s greasy, full of bread and cheese, and taunts me to eat more. I always feel awful after I eat it, like I just ate the entirety of a large cow. I know, I’m exaggerating. But you get the point now don’t you?
So when I found this recipe I thought I can just try it out and see. It was either going to be very good or very bad. I blog here before you tonight to tell you that I (along with my picky-eating hubby and 4 year old daughter) give this cauliflower pizza crust my complete and utter stamp of approval! If you have a food processor or blender it takes no time at all and is fantastic, especially if you’re not into eating carbs and want a healthier version of pizza. It’s obviously not your average flour pizza crust, but it doesn’t taste like it contains cauliflower either.
We made the traditional pepperoni pizza. You can’t see the pepperoni because I hid it under the cheese. I used the very large ones so that the entire pizza was covered in them. Our pizza didn’t actually turn out quite as burnt around the edges as this picture looks. It was pretty brown though because I was attempting to get the crust crispier. This type of crust will not be majorly crispy like most pizzas that you might be used to. One head of cauliflower makes 3 crusts and they aren’t huge, so they are fairly thin. I didn’t mind. We get to eat PIZZA!
We made this a couple other times since the first and it turned out the same. I think I’m going to work on figuring out a way to get it a bit crispier. Either way, this recipe is a keeper and will surely make it possible for us to have pizza a lot more frequently.
Recipe courtesy of Eat. Drink. Smile
And do let me know if you try this and how it turns out for you. I want to know that I’m not crazy in thinking this is actually comparable to regular pizza!