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Guilt-Free + Gluten-Free Pizza

By August 4, 2018recipes

Guilt-Free + Gluten-Free Pizza

We know what you may be thinking right now….how can a ‘gluten-free’ pizza possibly taste as good as the traditional version? It’s all too common to assume that altering a recipe to make it healthier means it won’t be as good. Good news, it’s 2018, and that is no longer the case! We promise that gluten-free doesn’t have to mean taste-free.

Love a good pizza, but not the way it makes you feel after? Are you familiar with that sluggish and bloated feeling that comes with the aftermath of putting down a couple cheesy slices? This cauliflower recipe is the solution to the common cons of eating traditional pizza.

Skeptics subside! Whoever created this concept is a genius and it’s something that must be tried–tested on true Italians who swear it was delicious. With this recipe, you can have your pizza, your waistline, and your energy too.

Serves 2

INSTRUCTIONS //

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, prepare the cauliflower by pulsing florets until they take on a grainy or grated texture.
  3. Place 2 cups of the grated cauliflower into a clean, thin dish towel. Wrap it up in the middle and twist closed, squeezing out all the moisture.
  4. Place the dry cauliflower into a bowl and add the yogurt, eggs, and spices. (Note: Italian seasoning includes dried marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, and basil. If it’s more convenient, replace the Italian seasoning with dried oregano, basil, or thyme alone).
  5. Fold the mixture until everything is evenly combined.
  6. Place the cauliflower “dough” onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread the mixture with your hands until it is about 3/4-inch thick. This is your crust!
  7. Bake the crust for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm enough to hold its shape.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven and top with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, and your choice of veggies. (I used cooked artichokes and a roasted red pepper from the can, which I drained and chopped).
  9. Pop the pizza back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
INGREDIENTS //

Crust
  •  2 cups grated cauliflower (about 1/2 a head)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash of sea salt
Topping
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite store-bought or homemade marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup of goat cheese (if desired)
  • Oregano
  • Choice of cooked vegetables (optional)
Tools
  • 1 large baking sheet (about 11×18 inches)
  • Parchment paper

How do you feel about the cauliflower crust? Did you add or swap any ingredients you recommend? Let us know in the comments! This Gluten Free Pizza is perfect nutritious fuel after one of our intense workouts: Effective Interval Training

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