Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients (serves 2)

Tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic
800g tomato
1 pinch of salt
½ tsp black pepper
5g red chili
1 tsp olive oil

Pizza base:
140g cauliflower
1 medium egg white only
40g buckwheat flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g almonds
2 tsp dried oregano

Pizza toppings:
2 tbsp shredded parmesan
50g rocket
1 tsp black pepper
7 slices bresaola

Nutritionals

Kcal416
Protein (g)30
Carbs (g)38
Fat (g)18
Fibre (g)14
Calcium (%)20
Iron (%)17

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 190°C/Gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease with a bit of the olive oil.
  2. Make the tomato sauce: gently heat the rest of the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper and a little chilli, if you like.
  3. Cook the tomatoes down to a thick sauce over a medium heat, lid off, which will take about 15 minutes, then mash the tomatoes with your spatula or blend to a paste if you like things less rustic.
  4. While the sauce is cooking, grate the cauliflower into rice-sized pieces using a hand grater or food processor.
  5. Put all of the pizza base ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a spoon, or add to the food processor and blend, to form a sticky dough.
  6. Spread the dough out with the back of the spoon on the prepared tray, shaping it into a 30 cm-diameter.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping it over after 15 minutes to cook the underside.
  8. Add the pizza toppings (tomato sauce, rocket, bresaola and parmesan).

Ingredient rationale

  • “We sneak some cauliflower (the flower) into the pizza base and then use protein-rich ingredients like almonds, egg white and buckwheat – that’s the power part of Flower Power Pizza” – Hemsley + Hemsley
  • Almonds are source of protein and contain magnesium which is great for the nerve function, the blood sugar control, the sleep & constipation.
  • Tomato is a fructo-oligosaccharide food so feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut (prebiotics).
  • Bresaola is a lean meat
  • Rocket is a delicious salad with peppery flavour
  • Cauliflower is part of cruciferous family of vegetables which are cancer-fighting. Is is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich. It provides impressive amounts of vitamins C, K, beta-carotene, while supporting digestion and detoxification.

Recipe inspired by Hemsley + Hemsley

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