PALEO SMOKED SALMON AND FETA CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA

7 Jan

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Good evening guys! I can’t believe it’s -40! Brrrrr 😦 But you can’t go wrong with spicy food on a cold winter night, especially pizza!

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This actually reminded me of the “Al Salmone” pizza I always order at Terronis, which is my favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto, and the best part about this pizza is the combination of the feta cheese and the smoked salmon. This is also the best cauliflower crust i’ve come across! Holds very well together and it’s thin and crispy. Have a goodnight everyone! And stay warm!

Recipe:

For Crust:

1 medium organic cauliflower head
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chopped basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup organic fresh parmesan cheese (grated)
1 organic cage free egg
1 tbsp almond flour

For Topping:

Vegan pesto sauce (type it into the search bar and you’ll find it, but omit cheese)
100g organic smoked salmon
2 tbsp organic feta cheese
1/4 cup organic green olives
1/4 cup organic sliced grape tomatoes
1/4 cup organic diced red bell peppers
1/4 cup red onions (chopped)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp diced jalapeΓ±os

Pre-heat oven to 450Β°F.

Rice cauliflower in a food processor, then transfer to a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for 5 minutes.

When ready, let it cool for 10 minutes before handling or it will burn you. Place cauliflower in several sheets of paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. This will prevent the crust from being mushy.

Transfer cauliflower back into the bowl and add remaining crust ingredients.

Line a pizza baking pan with parchment paper and dap it with a little bit of coconut oil. Spread out cauliflower crust batter in the pan, but make sure it’s not too thin.

Place in the oven and let it bake for 8 minutes. When ready, bring it out of the oven and place toppings on the crust, except the smoked salmon and the feta.

Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

When pizza crust is finally ready, let it cool for 5 minutes before topping it off with smoked salmon and feta. For extra heat, you cam sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top of the smoked salmon.

Enjoy!

6 Responses to “PALEO SMOKED SALMON AND FETA CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA”

  1. GYM MUTT January 8, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    This is incredible. I don’t even know when I could possibly try it out, but it looks good. How did you come across this recipe? And thanks for sharing this! Nothing like real good cauliflower crust and salmon.

    • Valerie Azinge January 8, 2014 at 3:17 am #

      Thanks for the kind words love! I’ve been experimenting with cauliflower and other healthy pizza crust recipes for some time, but I wanted something that was flour free but still had the the texture of a regular pizza crust, so the trick was to add cheese to the batter to give it some elasticity and thin out the crust to make it crispy πŸ™‚

      • GYM MUTT January 8, 2014 at 3:22 am #

        Too clever. I never would have thought of that! I do prefer the texture of regular pizza crust, so thats awesome news. Cheese, check!

      • Valerie Azinge January 8, 2014 at 3:23 am #

        Anytime my dear, let me know how you find it if or when you try it πŸ™‚

      • GYM MUTT January 8, 2014 at 3:27 am #

        Def will! I’ll serve up a nice pic of it too πŸ™‚

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