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Recipes | Spinach and Basil Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

This gluten-free pizza adds healthful cauliflower to the crust.

Spinach and Basil Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Who doesn’t love pizza? Your body will love it, too, when you sneak vitamin-rich cauliflower into the crust! Your friends will be amazed at your creativity, and pleased to know that cauliflower also contains cancer-fighting properties.

1⁄2 head cauliflower
2 large eggs
1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1⁄4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried garlic
1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 cup tomato sauce
1⁄2 cup spinach
1⁄4 cup basil, julienned
1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Shred the cauliflower with a box grater or in a food processor until you have about 2 cups. Steam for 6-8 minutes, then place cauliflower in a clean dishrag or cheesecloth and squeeze out excess water.

Place "dry" cauliflower in bowl and immediately add eggs, Parmesan cheese, flour, dried spices, and salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and all ingredients are well-combined.

Line a pizza tray with parchment paper sprayed with olive or coconut oil spray. Spread mixture on tray evenly in the form of a pizza circle.

Bake crust in oven preheated to 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit until lightly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Top pizza in the following order: tomato sauce, spinach, basil and mozzarella cheese.

Broil pizza for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Makes: 1 pizza

Original recipe by Ellie Freeman (MSN/DPD '13), Bastyr dietetic intern.

Learn from Freeman how herbs, greens and cauliflower support body-cleansing liver health in this short video:

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