Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 to 40 minutes
Servings 1 pizza crust
This alternative to regular pizza crust is healthy, delicious, and unique! It's also a marvelous gluten-free alternative. Cauliflower is really having a moment when it comes to vegan recipes, from "buffalo"-style cauliflower, cauliflower taboulé (it's colour and texture makes a great substitute for bulgur), General Tao-style cauliflower to this cauliflower pizza crust! It's got a unique texture, but it will still be well-received by lovers of a classic pizza crust, since it's crispy on the outside and soft at the centre. This crust has a very subtle flavour which perfectly complements whatever you choose to put on your pizza. The recipe is easy to make, all you need to do is make sure the cauliflower is ground quite fine before blanching it for several minutes (a step that's made even easier with Prana's milk bag!). The most taxing part of the process is making sure the cauliflower is well-drained so that the crust bakes up golden and crispy. The rest is child's play!
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How It's Made

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower (675g), which should make about 3 cups once it's been ground up
  • 3 tablespoons of ground chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup of powdered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs
  • PRANA nut milk bag (optional, but very practical!)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cover a round or rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix the ground chia and the water in order to make a gel. Set aside. 
  4. Coarsely chop the cauliflower and put the florets in the bowl of a food processor. Mix in order to create the cauliflower meal. Put the cauliflower meal in a bowl and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes. If you don't have a microwave, put the cauliflower meal in a PRANA nut milk bag and place in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. After cooking, blanch the bag of cauliflower with cold water in order to stop the cooking process, and press the bag in order to get rid of excess water. 
  5. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together and form into a large ball of dough. 
  6. Roll out the dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Gently remove the crust from the oven, add your preferred toppings, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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