Cauliflower Pizza for Two <3

Ahhh I love to cook and I love it even more when it’s with Sam 🙂 We always have so much fun together. Who doesn’t love singing, dancing, cooking, and drinking wine?! All with your best friend. Ok, ok, I’ll stop gushing.

Anyways! Pizza is something we both consistently crave. So, to satisfy this craving we decided to make a healthy alternative! Cauliflower pizza. Healthy, satisfying, and you cannot even tell that it isn’t real dough.

Weird thing we discovered… while the cauliflower rice was boiling, it definitely smells a bit like weed. So beware if you don’t want your neighbors to think you’re smoking – LOL.IMG_7631IMG_7635 IMG_7638 IMG_7643

I went for a Greek styled pizza and Sam went for… all of the flavors in the fridge type of pizza haha. On my side I put feta, kalamata olives, tomatoes, spinach, and red onion and on Sam put pepperoni, mozzarella, red onion, feta, and kalamata olives on his! It was a fun night. Complete with vino, of course. The perfect date night! I highly suggest.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds cauliflower florets, riced
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. 1/3 cup of soft goat cheese (chevre)
  4. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  5. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Begin making your cauliflower "rice" by simply pulsing batches of raw cauliflower florets in a food processor, until a rice-like texture.
  3. Then you'll want to cook and strain your rice. Fill a large pot with about an inch of water, and bring it to a boil. Add the “rice” and cover; let it cook for about 4-5 minutes. Drain into a fine-mesh strainer.
  4. Once you’ve strained the rice, transfer it to a clean, thin dishtowel. Wrap up the steamed rice in the dishtowel, twist it up, then SQUEEEEEEEZE all the excess moisture out! (Be careful not to burn your hands!) It’s amazing how much liquid will be released, which will leave you with a nice and dry pizza crust.
  5. Now form and shape dough. In a large bowl, mix up your strained rice, beaten egg, goat cheese, and spices.
  6. Press the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (It’s important that it’s lined with parchment paper, which is not to be confused with WAX paper – they’re very different!)
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400F. The crust should be firm, and golden brown when finished.
  8. Now, load on the Toppings! Add all your favorites– sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you like.
  9. Return to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes. Remove when done.
  10. Cut, serve, eat!
Ashley Ellen Howard http://aehoward.com/

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