Recipe: Salad Pizza on a Cauliflower Crust

From the Vitality Food Feature: “The Ketogenic Diet”

Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin B complex, C, and fibre, all of which are great for detoxification. Cauliflower replaces the flour in this recipe. (Makes 2 pizzas.)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (about ½ head)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 3 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano or thyme
  • ¼ tsp pink rock or grey sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp dairy- and nut-free pesto (see recipe: “Crush Your Cravings Pesto”)
  • 2 water-packed artichoke hearts (sold in a jar), drained
  • ½ cup sliced red pepper
  • 8 olives, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh sprouts (arugula, basil, broccoli, pea, or sunflower)
  1. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until it becomes crumb-like. Place the cauliflower crumbs, garlic, and water in a saucepan. Cover and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes, or until tender. Avoid stirring, which will make it mushy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Drain the cauliflower in a sieve, then transfer to a clean kitchen towel and firmly squeeze out any excess water. Transfer to a bowl, and add the eggs, almond flour, dried herbs and salt.
  4. Form two circles of “dough” on the baking sheets. With a spatula, press down the dough so it forms a layer about ½-inch thick. Keep the crusts compact. There should be no parchment showing through the dough.
  5. Bake for about 17 minutes, or until dry and pliable. Gently transfer to a wire rack to cool, removing the parchment paper so the bottom does not become soggy.
  6. Top with pesto, artichokes, red peppers, olives, and sprouts.

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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