My Cauliflower Based Pizza for Pride

It’s a Pizza Base made out of Cauliflower but I wanted a heading that dedicates itself to the day that’s in it.

Today people all over Ireland are heading to the voting polls to vote on whether we change the constitution to allow gay people to marry. We are the first country to have a referendum on this issue and if it passes, it will make history. I can’t wait for the counting to begin. Well, I’ll have to vote myself first. A big YES once I put some clothes on. Though it wouldn’t be out of character for my area to head down in my pyjamas…

SO it’s been awhile since I made this pizza as you do need a bit of time on your hands. Grating the cauliflower is no craic. But once it’s done it’s absolutely delicious. I realised that this is my first non vegan recipe. You need eggs to bind the base together BUT chia seeds soaked in water in the fridge for 20 minutes apparently become quite like eggs and with vegan cheese, you could very easily make this recipe vegan. I have to try it myself so I’ll report back when I get more chia seeds. This way of making pizza is equally as delicious and with a lovely salad, you’re laughing. Only goodness in you and none of the guilt!!

Ingredients

  •  Quarter of a head of Cauliflower
  • 1 medium egg
  • Tablespoon Oregano
  • Tablespoon Rosemary
  • Tomato Puree
  • Grated Cheese
  • Whatever toppings you like, I used mushrooms, sweetcorn, red peppers and broccoli

Recipe

  • Grate  your cauliflower into a big bowl. If you have a food processor this saves adding some of the skin from your knuckle to the mix…
  • Beat an egg and add it to the cauliflower. Mix in the egg properly.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment and pat out the cauliflower mixture into a circle.
  • Sprinkle the oregano and rosemary onto it. Add any other spices you like, bit of pepper would be nice too.
  • Pop it in the oven on a medium to hot heat for about 15/20 minutes.
  • Once the base looks crisp and brown, take it out and very carefully separate it from the baking paper. This can get a little messy. Flip the base and sprinkle a little more herbs on top.
  • Bake for another 10/15.
  • Once the base is cooked, spread the tomato puree out over the whole thing. Grate your cheese on top of it and add your toppings. Pop back into the oven for another 10 minutes (keep an eye on it incase it takes less)
  • Take it out, slice it up and serve.

I had a side salad and hummus with it. But if you were feeling a bit bolder, you can make my homemade chips from the last post.

So that’s my colourful pride pizza. Let’s hope we’re celebrating a big YES tomorrow when the count is over!!

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