Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella, Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onions and Arugula
Vegetarian, gluten-free

eating_purely_pizza.jpgFor the crust
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 eggs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cauliflower from the oven and place into a cheesecloth. Squeeze out all excess liquid from the cauliflower. Once all liquid is extracted from the cauliflower, place in a large bowl and add eggs, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Mix to combine and work into a dough. Transfer dough to a pizza stone or parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten with your hands until a thin, round crust is formed. Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven and top with desired toppings.

For the toppings
8 oz. smoked mozzarella, sliced thinly
1 sweet potato, roasted and thinly sliced
1 cup caramelized onion
1 cup arugula
½ cup walnuts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lemon

On cooked crust, assemble sliced mozzarella, roasted sweet potatoes, and caramelized onions. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 8–10 minutes until cheese melts. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss arugula with walnuts, olive oil, and juice of 1 lemon. When pizza is finished cooking, serve with arugula on top.


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