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The pizza base that will blow your mind

Pizza doesn't have to be a fatty, unhealthy snack, it can be tasty but healthy too

Cauliflower gets a bit of a bad rep sometimes, but it can be so much better than the soggy stuff you got served with your dinner as a kid. The white stuff is a micronutrient wonder: packed full of high-quality dietary fibre, vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium, iron and magnesium. Serve it like a pizza, and you’ve got a healthy and delicious gluten-free treat.

INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

  • 140g cauliflower
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 6 red onion
  • 6 green pepper
  • 60g mushrooms
  • 100g lean bacon medallions
  • 75g feta cheese

METHOD

  1. De-leaf a cauliflower, cutting away the stalk and stem. Cut into chunks, then blend in a food processor until it’s textured like rice.
  2. Place the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave for five minutes until it’s soft.
  3. Tip the contents onto a clean towel and leave to cool. Once cool, squeeze out any excess liquid and place back in a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds, egg and tablespoon of seasoning.
  4. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper and drizzle with olive oil. Mound the cauliflower mix into the centre of the tray and spread out into a circle, roughly 30cm big. Make it thicker at the edges to create a crust, just like a real pizza.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown with the edges crisping. Take the pizza out, spread over the puree then scatter the toppings.  Bake for another five minutes.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING

637 calories
67g protein
30g fat
27g carbs

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