Mini Cauliflower Pizzas
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 35–40 minutes Makes: 4 small pizzas
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Coarsely grate the cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl.
2 Put the bowl into the microwave and cook on high for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer the cauliflower to a clean tea towel or piece of muslin, enclose it tightly, and squeeze out the liquid until the cauliflower is dry. Return the cauliflower to the bowl and mix in the beaten egg and grated cheese.
3 Shape the cauliflower mixture into 4 round pizza bases on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden and firm.
4 Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce. Heat the oil in a small saucepan, add the onion and fry for 3–5 minutes, until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, until thick and reduced. Remove from the heat and add the basil. Spread the sauce over the bases and add your favourite toppings. Put the pizzas back in the oven for 10–15 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
● 300g cauliflower ● 1 egg, beaten ● 100g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
● 1 tbsp sunflower oil
● ½ red onion, finely chopped
● 1 garlic clove, crushed
● 200g tinned chopped tomatoes
● 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil Toppings Play around with the toppings. You could try pepperoni, diced chicken, sweetcorn, diced red pepper, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and mozzarella, or Parmesan.
Who knew grated cauliflower could make a tasty base for a pizza?