Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Pizza
Just because traditional pizza is made from wheat (gluten) and dairy doesn’t mean that you have to give it up entirely when you’re trying to eat clean. This recipe tastes just as good as it’s original counterpart but we’ve replaced the wheat with a combination of nut flours and cauliflower and used a more gut-friendly cheese to give it that familiar taste.
1 cup of “riced” cauliflower
3 Tbsp flax meal
2 cups sunflower seed flour*
2 Tbsp melted butter
6 Tbsp arrowroot flour
1 Tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup grated mozzarella
about 10 basil leaves, sliced
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Heirloom tomato, diced (optional, to top)
* You may use any nut flour here. Not coconut! I like sunflower seed because of the meaty flavor, and the inexpensiveness. To make it yourself, simple grind up about 2 cups of sunflower seeds in a food processor until it’s as fine as possible.
Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
In a food processor, pulse your cauliflower until it’s the consistency of rice or couscous. Measure out about a cup, and toss it in a pot with the 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Allow it to cook and soften for about 5 minutes.
Throw it into a bowl, and mix in the rest of the crust ingredients. Mix well, and knead with your hands until it’s a sticky, firm ball. It will hold together well.
Press your dough onto a lined baking sheet, and flatten it until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. Try to keep it as even as possible.
Stick it in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, grate your cheese, and dice up the tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
Take the crust out, and drizzle the 1 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil on it.
Top with the garlic and basil, and cover with half of the cheese.
Add the sun dried tomatoes and sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella.
Put it back in the oven for about 10 minutes more – until the crust is crispy and the cheese has melted.
Let it cool of for a second, and then cut it carefully into slices.
Use a spatula or something flat to unstick each piece from the parchment. If you just pull them, it will break.