Cauliflower & Spelt Pizza

pizza recipeWith a lot more nutrients and fibre and a whole lot less sugar, additives and saturated fats than a regular pizza, this recipe packs in a whole bunch of vitamins, and is far easier to digest than a traditional wheat-based pizza.

Top with natural passata and healthy ingredients, and you’ll get way more than your 5-a-day, plus plenty of plant based and vegetarian protein. Practice this recipe a few times and you’ll have a delicious go-to healthier pizza recipe that you can still slice and pick up just as you would with a classic crust!

 

INGREDIENTS

(serves 4-6)

For the crust

  • ½ large cauliflower
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • a glug of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • dried oregano / basil / Italian mixed herbs
  • Any other spices you enjoy (I added paprika to the base too)

For the topping

  • 4-5 tbsp passata
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced black olives
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 finely sliced leek
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • fresh basil
  • partly cooked asparagus
  • Nutritional yeast flakes / vegan cheese / your choice of cheese (optional)
  • drizzle of olive oil

METHOD

Break apart the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles something like cauliflower rice – most recipes say to squeeze all the liquid out using a tea towel, but it’s not necessary if you’re using spelt flour, and you’ll save yourself a lot of cauliflower-scented tea towels!

Add the processed cauliflower, spelt, baking soda and powder, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the herbs and spices to a large mixing bowl

Mix roughly to combine

Add the eggs and olive oil and mix again until you create a dough-like consistency. It may be slightly sticky, so add more spelt until you can handle it without it sticking to your hands

Place the ‘dough’ onto a baking tray lined with brown paper (sprinkle the paper with flour first to stop anything sticking to it)

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until slightly firmer and browned at the edges, at roughly 180C

Take out of the oven and add your toppings

Place back in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 190C or until the edges are brown and the toppings are thoroughly cooked

Remove from the oven, slice, serve and enjoy!

4 responses to “Cauliflower & Spelt Pizza”

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  3. Cant wait to try, I have sprouted spelt flour. I’ve been successfully using Dr Berg Cauliflower recipe. But missed the power of spelt flour, on my taste buds. Thanks for sharing. Hope this works?? Fingers Crossed!

    1. It turned out sooo good, my son approves!!

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