Cauliflower Salad Pizza

Pizza for dinner and feel good about it? Yes, it can be done! Try out this cauliflower pizza crust with a medley of different toppings - you'll be hooked! If you'd like to keep this recipe all vegetarian, we recommend swapping out the anchovy in the Caesar dressing for sweet white miso ;)

Cauliflower Salad Pizza. Photo by Jenny Dorsey.

Cauliflower Salad Pizza. Photo by Jenny Dorsey.

Salad Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Servings: 4

Time: 1 hour (active) 8 hours (inactive)

 

INGREDIENTS

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 large head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 grinds black pepper
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp flax seed
  • 2 tsp cornmeal

Caesar Dressing

  • ¼ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight, drained
  • ¼ cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ anchovy filet
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

Salad

  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cups mesclun salad mix
  • 20 grape tomatoes, halved

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Pulse cauliflower in food processor until it resembles rice. Remove from food processor and place in microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 8 minutes until cooked. Let cool.
  4. Once cool, wrap in cheesecloth and squeeze out all water content.
  5. Whisk together drained cauliflower with rest of crust ingredients thoroughly and spread into 1 even layer approximately 1” thick on parchment-lined sheet tray.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until crust is well browned.
  7. In medium sauté pan, heat grapeseed oil on medium until slick and shiny.
  8. Add onion and dash of salt. Cook 3-4 minutes until translucent.
  9. Reduce heat to low and let caramelize, approximately 45min.
  10. Combine all dressing ingredients in blender and puree until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Toss salad mix with Caesar dressing.
  12. Remove crust from oven and let rest 5 min. Sprinkle with onions. Top with salad mix and tomatoes.