|Deliciously healthy twist on an old classic!|
Cauliflower Crust Chicken Tomato-Pesto Pizza (Makes 1 Pizza with 8 Slices; Serves 4 with 2 Slices Each)
1 Head of cauliflower, chopped
3/4 Cup whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning (a mix of basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram--- in case you don't have this in your cupboard!)
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon pepper
3 Egg whites
1/2 Cup tomato paste (tomato should be the only ingredient!)
1 1/2 Tablespoons roasted garlic vinegar
2 Packets Truvia/Stevia
1 Bunch fresh basil (retain 2 or so leaves for garnishing)
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
6 Ounces finely chopped chicken
1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 Garlic clove, chopped
1 Large heirloom tomato, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor, process the cauliflower (raw) until the cauliflower has a rice-like texture. Mix in the whole wheat flour, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined. Lastly, add the egg whites until the mixture forms a dough-like consistency.
Place foil on a baking sheet (or a pizza pan if you have one), and grease the foil lightly. Place the cauliflower dough in the middle of the foil, and press outwards to form a flat, round pizza crust about 1/4 inch thick. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the crust becomes golden-brown, ensuring that the middle of the crust is thoroughly cooked as well.
In the meantime, coat the chicken in the Italian seasoning and chopped garlic, then cook on a lightly greased pan over high heat until the chicken is no longer pink. In a food processor, mix together the tomato paste, roasted garlic vinegar, stevia, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and basil (retain 2 leaves or so of the basil to garnish the pizza). Mix together to form a delicious pizza sauce.
Steve taste- testing the pizza sauce! He said "that blows Little Caesar's out of the water!" I guess that's a compliment!
Return the pizza to the oven, and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and wait 5-10 minutes for the pizza to cool slightly, then use a pizza slicer to cut the pizza into 8 slices. Enjoy!
See guys? No need to throw your diet out the window just to indulge in some pizza! This recipe gives you a healthy alternative--- that you won't feel guilty about! And, of course, you can add almost any toppings you desire: mushrooms, peppers, onions, broccoli, shrimp, seasoned ground turkey--- just about anything you'd like! Of course, I'd avoid the boatload of cheese, just to keep this healthy--- but any veggies, lean protein, etc. would be great on this! Yummy! Enjoy this one guys! I know I did!
|Oh my goodness... so tasty!|