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Gluten-free pizza with cauliflower base

DELICIOUS: All the taste of a regular pizza with none of the dough.
DELICIOUS: All the taste of a regular pizza with none of the dough.

I absolutely ADORE pizza. So I'm not going to lie and say that this cauliflower base tastes exactly like a real pizza base because it does not. In fact, I think it tastes somewhere inbetween a cauliflower and a potato.

Anyhow, it's delicious and it's good for you. So, if you're a hardcore pizza fan like moi, you can enjoy the real deal maybe once a week or even better once a month and devour this beauty the rest of the time.

In addition, it's super duper easy to make and it's free from gluten and dairy too.

1 medium cauliflower head 
1 tbsp olive oil
2 free range eggs
3 tbsp coconut flour (not to be confused with desiccated coconut)
Salt and pepper
Tomato paste
Grated mozzarella (omit for dairy-free option)
Cherry tomatoes
Kalamata olives
Sliced mushrooms
Fresh parsley (chopped)

Preheat the oven to 200C.
In a food processor, whiz the cauliflower until it becomes similar to bread crumbs.
Transfer the cauliflower to a frying pan with the olive oil and cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat, stirring constantly.
When cooked and mushy-like, take off the heat and transfer into a big bowl.
Add the eggs, coconut flour and salt and pepper to the cooked cauliflower and mix well.
Tip the entire cauliflower mixture onto a lined oven tray.
Using your hands, form a pizza base (round or square is up to you) about 1cm thick.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until golden.
Remove from the oven, spread the base with tomato paste then top with the mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olives and mushrooms.
Bake in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes, but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.
To finish, top with fresh parsley and enjoy with a green salad. 

BEFORE: This vege-packed pizza is gluten free.