The cookbook that currently has the place of honor on my kitchen counter is Vegetarian Everyday, just published by the Swedish couple who bring us the Green Kitchen Stories blog. Among their creative and tasty vegetarian recipes is a pizza crust made with cauliflower instead of wheat flour. What? Yes, and it’s really good.
Here is an overview of the steps, but for the details, visit the Green Kitchen Stories cauliflower pizza crust recipe online.
- Whirl the cauliflower in a food processor until it looks like grains of rice, then mix it with almond meal, oregano, and eggs (the authors include a vegan version using chia seeds instead of eggs; I used chia seeds and one egg).
- Form the mixture into a crust on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. What makes it so tasty is baking the cauliflower crust until golden.
- Once the crust is fully baked, top it with your favorite pizza ingredients. Mine was a sautéed mixture of mushrooms, leeks, sweet peppers, jalapeños, and parsley. Pop it back in the oven until the toppings are heated through and voilà!
My omnivore loved it, and I think you will too. Next time, I might replace some of the almond meal with cornmeal and/or chickpea flour just to see how that changes it. And I’m definitely scouring their cookbook and blog for more recipes to try.
Stay tuned …