I haven’t been able to get enough of my gluten free, flourless cauliflower pizza; I think I’ve had it consistently for a few Friday night dinners now. I’ve been changing up the toppings and each time it’s like I’m eating a whole new delectable, guilt-free treat. But when I came across this recipe, I decided it might be time to change things up a bit. After all, and as my family is well aware, I am notorious for eating a favourite dish to the point where I can’t stand it anymore, and that’s the last thing I want to happen with my cauliflower pizza!
I am not the biggest fan of spinach; I like it in a cheese dip, but other than that, I can leave it right there in the serving platter. But like my other flourless pizza recipe, the other main ingredient is cheese, so I figured I would give this a try. I made one adjustment though: I cut the amount of spinach in half and I substituted it with carrot. My husband had actually been looking forward to this dish all week, and yet funnily enough his face contorted into one of absolute disgust when I excitedly told him I would be adding carrot. Go figure.
What you need for the crust
- 1 cup packed fresh spinach
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of cheese (I used cheddar)
- Onion powder, ground black pepper, crushed garlic in oil (and whatever other spice you want, really)
What you have to do
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- Line your pizza pan with parchment paper (this is a must or else your crust will firmly stick to the pan!)
- Puree your spinach using a food processor (unlike me who decided to use a blender. Don’t do this. It doesn’t work and it may result in you whipping your blender against the wall in a frenzy)
- Puree the egg and carrot along with the spinach
- Add the cheese and spices to your mixture (I actually did this by hand. It was a gooey, green mess, but it worked best)
- Spread the gooey green slop into a circle on your lined pizza pan
- Place in the oven and let it cook for 15-20 minutes (It really depends on how thick your crust is. When it’s done, the top should look dried and shiny)
- Take pizza out of the oven, top with your sauce and whatever other toppings you like. Place it back in the oven to let everything melt.
- Take out and voila! You are now ready to chow down on a delicious green pizza.
This pizza, as tasty as it was, was not as hearty nor as filling as the cauliflower one. For that reason alone, I prefer my first flourless creation; however, this one is a fantastic healthy alternative for whenever I might want to switch it up.