One of the most unique and delicious dinners I’ve made recently is cauliflower crust pizza—that is, pizza crust made from cauliflower. If you’ve been reading recently, then you’ve already seen my recipe for Cauliflower Crust Pizza, which I made with egg and mozzarella cheese (and topped with my delicious Balsamic-Glazed Onions and Peppers!).
Since that turned out so well, I was eager to try a vegan version, using my recipe for Chia Egg Replacer and my favorite vegan mozzarella, by Daiya. And the result was both stunning and ridiculously delish.
If you are vegan, veggie, or just want to add more veg*n foods to your diet, I can’t recommend Daiya cheezes enough! They not only taste like real, dairy cheese, they also melt! I was vegan for four years and during that time, I tried just about every vegan cheeze on the market, mostly to my dismay. Daiya is like a vegan savior. Seriously, you’ve got to try it.
So! For this variation on the cauliflower crust pizza, all I did was swap out the egg for chia egg replacer and the mozzarella for Daiya. Once the crust was cooked, I topped it with some chopped peppers and arugula… and more Daiya. Then broiled it for 5 minutes and chowed down!
I’m super-happy to say this variation was a total success. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone seeking a healthy pizza! It’s just an added bonus that this one is totally vegan AND totally grain- and gluten-free. Enjoy! 🙂
Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)
- 1/2 medium head cauliflower
- 1 chia egg replacer
- 1 cup mozzarella-style Daiya vegan cheeze
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. dried or fresh oregano
- 1 tsp. dried or fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Chop cauliflower into chunks. In a blender or food processor, pulse the cauliflower until “riced” or very small pieces. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a grater.
- Sautee the cauliflower in a tiny bit of olive oil in a large skillet for 6–8 minutes or until translucent.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a medium bowl. Mix in all the other ingredients and stir well.
- Spread the mixture on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or a pizza stone if you have one. Form into a circle if you’re feeling traditional 🙂
- Bake at 400F for 25–30 minutes until golden.
- Remove from the oven and add your toppings.
- Broil for 5 minutes.
- Cool 2–3 minutes, then cut and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Adjust the recipe as necessary for your needs and tastes. You can determine the nutritional content of your final product using Recipe Calculator.
Have you ever made a cauliflower crust pizza?
Do you have a favorite pizza topping?