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Take a look at Liam’s super healthy alternative to pizza. It’s easy to make and will satisfy your pizza cravings – without the added indigestion!
This week we’re sharing Liam’s favourite recipe for a cauliflower-based pizza. This recipe is a perfect guilt-free Friday night meal, packed full of fibre and can be topped with extra veggies for a boost in vitamins!
For the topping:
Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and cut off the stalk end. Chop the cauliflower head into chunks and blend the pieces in a food processor until finely chopped. If all of the cauliflower head doesn’t fit, don’t worry – transfer the blended mix into a bowl and blitz the remaining chunks.
With all of the finely chopped cauliflower added to the bowl, cover it with cling film and microwave it on high for 5-6 min.
Tip the cooked cauliflower into a clean tea towel and leave to cool for a moment. Once cooled, squeeze the remaining liquid out of the cauliflower and transfer to a clean bowl.
Add the ground almonds, eggs, dried oregano and plenty of seasoning and mix well.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and grease with oil. Pile the cauliflower mix in the centre of the tray and spread it out with your hands or a spoon into a 30cm round. Make sure to leave it a little thicker at the edges to create a nice crust-like texture.
Bake your cauliflower base for 18 minutes or until golden brown and a little crisp at the edges.
While the base is cooking, pour the passata sauce into a bowl and stir in the dried herbs and seasoning. With the sauce ready, drain the mozzarella and pat dry.
Once the cauliflower base is cooked, leave it to cool a little and turn the oven up to 240ºC/220ºC fan. Spread the tomato sauce on top of the cauliflower base and tear and scatter pieces of mozzarella on top. (Here’s a tip – if you end up with any sauce left over, keep it in the fridge for up to four days and use it as a pasta sauce!)
Pop your pizza back in the oven for 10-12 mins.
Once cooked, scatter the fresh basil leaves on top for a fresh and fragrant garnish. Slice it up and enjoy your delicious homemade meal!
You can also experiment with other healthy toppings – some of our favourites are ham and mushroom, mixed peppers and red onion, or black olives and tuna.