Friday, July 19, 2013

Have your pizza and eat it too

On Sunday evening, I posted a picture on Instagram of some incredible yumminess. 




My sweet mother in law asked me for the recipe, and being the generous person I am, I decided that all of you deserve to have this recipe.  It's one that came to me from the Revolt diet plan, and I have to say, it has been a total game changer on how I feel about this program. 

It's gluten free.  It's vegetarian.  It's flipping DELISH.  It's a little labor intensive, but if you make it, you will clearly see how worth it this is.  So without further ado...

Margherita Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

What you need:

  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • basil -- small package

What you do:

  • First things first, turn on your fans/AC.  It's gonna get hot in here.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Grate your cauliflower with a food processor or box grater.  If you use a box grater, protect your fingers -- those bad boys are scary as heck.
  • Microwave your cauliflower for 8 minutes, then allow it to cool.  It should be soft, but not super mushy.
  • Mix the grated cauliflower, one whole egg, one cup of mozzarella, and salt and pepper.  This is the basis of your crust.
  • Take a cookie sheet and put parchment paper on top.  Dump your crust mixture on there and pat it out into a flat, even, roundish shape.
  •  Bake your crust for 10-15 minutes, until golden and awesome.  Mine took 12 minutes, but I'm at 4900 feet above sea level, so if you aren't, you've probably gotta go longer.
  • Marvel at how delicious it's already looking.  Holy smokes.
  • Spread your tomato sauce on top with a spatula.  Sprinkle your remaining 1/2 cup of cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil on top.  You can chop up your basil if you want, but I like the look of whole leaves of basil.  This is your mouth party.
  •  Stick that yummy awesomeness in your oven again for another 5 minutes or so.  It will be all melty and yummy and bubbly.  When it's out, cut it up and enjoy.  

 Each pizza makes 4 Kristen-sized servings. 

 
Okay friends, go out and have a great weekend.  Make good choices!

7 comments:

  1. I CAN'T EVEN with the fact that you ended this with "make good choices." I literally tell EVERYONE that when I leave them. My baby brother's going out with his friends? "Hey, I love you, make good choices." My coworker's going home for the weekend? "Bye, make good choices!" I leave work? "Bye boss, have a good weekend, make good choices!"

    WHO AM I!? WHY ARE WE THE SAME!?!?

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  2. O ma gawd that looks SO good! I want a piece mailed to me... or I guess I could make it.

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  3. Apparently I need a food processor. DANGIT>

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  4. Sounds SO GOOD! I can't wait to try it.

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  5. This looks amazing and I've been wanting to try it forever. NOW I WILL.


    Make good choices!

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  6. I need this in my life! Pinning it now!

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