Cauliflower Crust Pizzettes


I know of you struggle with cauliflower crust. This recipe works, I promise, but you have to squeeze the bejesus out of the cooked cauliflower rice. That’s the only way to do it.

When it comes to toppings, do play around. Whatever you like on a pizza you can put on pizzettes.


Ingredients

Makes 12 to 15 pizzettes


Crust


1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield about 3 cups once processed)

½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon ground black pepper


Topping


Shredded mozzarella cheese

Tomato slices

Fresh basil leaves


Directions


Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease liberally with olive oil.

In a food processor rice the cauliflower (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized). Transfer to a microwave dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.

Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze out as much moisture as you can (I squeezed out more than 1 cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry. Otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy dough, not a crusty one.

Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl and add egg, mozzarella, oregano, sea salt and pepper. Mix well.

Scoop one tablespoon of cauliflower mixture and drop onto the baking sheet. Pat into a thin round circle about 2-inches wide. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Bake in the oven for 12 to 13 minutes until golden, the edges of the pizzettes might be a bit charred.

Remove sheet from the oven and heat the broiler. Top each pizzette with a large pinch of shredded mozzarella, a tomato slice and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

Broil until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are slightly roasted, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.