Using just 6 ingredients from your everyday stores you can enjoy this low carb cauliflower pizza base. There are plenty of low carb alternative pizza base recipes on the internet and I have tried many. I started out with courgettes, but I could never seem to get them dry enough to prevent a soggy base. Then I found cauliflower recipes which revolutionized my outlook on alternative pizza bases. Net carbs 17 g per 9 inch base.
To vary the taste, I do add other vegetables to my cauliflower, cheese and egg mixture. Often I include vegetables which I want to use up. My favourites are carrot and leeks, so the recipe below will include these, but I’m sure once you’ve made this a couple of times you will experiment with what suits you. The main thing is that the cauliflower is great at making the base firmer so it is key to the ingredient list.
These bases are ideal to eat cold and once topped with tomato pizza topping and your chosen meat and vegetables make a fabulous lunch box meal.
TIP: The base should be cooked on a non-stick commodity such as a silicone baking mat or baking parchment paper.
Cauliflower Pizza Base
Perfect for lunch, dinner or a pizza and film night in.
- 1 medium Cauliflower chopped up or blitz in blender
- 1 large Carrot grated
- 1/2 medium Leek chopped
- 2 tsp Italian dried herbs
- 200 gm Grated hard cheese
- 2 medium Eggs
- Salt and Pepper seasoning as required
Pre-heat oven on gas 170C
Place in a large bowl the cauliflower, carrot, leek, herbs, pinch salt and pepper and grated cheese. Mix this all together well using a fork.
Mix in the 2 eggs thoroughly making sure you coat all the ingredients with the egg. This is important as it is the egg and cheese that will make the ingredients stick together.
Divide the mixture as you require onto the baking sheet, which has been lined with a non-stick base such as baking paper or a silicone sheet. Your mix should be about 1 cm in depth.
I have made a 9 inch round and 10x2 inch rounds.
Bake for about 15 minutes on 170C Gas 4.
The smaller rounds are better for lunch box or for finger food when entertaining as they are more stable. You could of course also just cover the whole of the baking sheet to make a rustic pizza base.
Nutrients per serving
Fat (g) 26
Carbs (g) 17 net
Protien (g) 33