Caprese Pizza with Cauliflower Crust + Giveaway!

Living in a cold winter climate and looking out my window to a foot of snow on the ground,  I love to bring the flavors of spring and summer indoors.  What better way than with fresh basil, juicy tomatoes and mozzarella on a cauliflower crust.

Cauliflower crust has become a favorite of mine and a great way to enjoy pizza without guilt.  Honestly, you wouldn’t even know it was made from cauliflower.  It reminds me of a thin pizza crust.  Cauliflower is a great vegetable to incorporate into any diet.  It is low in carbs and high in fiber and vitamin C.  Not only is this crust a healthy alternative to a doughy crust that will take care of any pizza craving, but it is nutritious for you as well.

To make the crust, you need to grate cauliflower florets.  I remove the florets from the head of cauliflower and simply grate them with an Edgeware coarse grater.  Using this grater works perfectly for making the crust.  Edgeware has a line of graters that are great for all your grating needs.  From shredding cheese, vegetables, and even chopping nuts.  You can easily grate effortlessly with these paddle graters right onto your cutting board.

The Better Zester is an awesome tool that zests your lemon and limes.  Best part, the Better Zester has a storage container on the back of the blade so it not only catches the zest but it also remove the zest from the back of the black with a squeegee.  It was recently featured in House Beautiful magazine.  This tool is pure genius, and I am absolutely in love with this zester and these graters.

Edgeware is giving away to one lucky Mother Thyme winner a prize pack of their graters and Better Zester! 

The prize pack includes ~

1 Better Zester
1 V-Etched Coarse Grater
1 V-Etched Extra Coarse Grater
1 V-Etched Fine Grater
1 V-Etched Grater Attachment

Over a $70 value! 

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  Click on the entry form below for your chance to win!

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Coarsely grate cauliflower florets to resemble 2 1/2 cups cauliflower “rice”. 

Add to a large skillet with garlic, salt and pepper and saute, stirring occasionally until heated through and just tender, about 7-8 minutes. 

Add cooked cauliflower to a medium bowl and add in shredded part-skim mozzarella. 

One large egg, lightly beaten. 

Dried basil and oregano. 

Stir ingredients until combined. 

Spread on a large greased baking sheet or pizza pan and pat down, about 8-9 inches. 

Bake in a preheated 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. 

Top crust with 2 tablespoon basil pesto.

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.  Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.  Cut into pieces and enjoy! 

Caprese Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Ingredients

    Cauliflower Crust
  • 1/2 head cauliflower (or 2 1/2 cups coarsely grated cauliflower)
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Caprese Topping
  • 2 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 roma tomates, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray cooking spray on a large baking sheet or pizza pan and set aside.
  2. Remove stems and leaves from cauliflower and coarsely grate cauliflower florets to resemble rice to make 2 1/2 cups.
  3. Place grated cauliflower, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally until heated through and just tender, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and cool slightly. Add in mozzarella, egg, basil and oregano and stir until combined.
  5. Spread on baking sheet and press down forming crust about 8-9 inches.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until brown.
  7. Caprese Topping
  8. Spread pesto on top of cooked crust. Top with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.
  9. Cool slightly, cut and serve.
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Comments

  1. I know I would make something with shredded cheese but also the lemon square I make call for some of the peel of the lemon in the recipe.

  2. Amazing! I’ve always wanted to try the cauliflower crust!

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would totally make this pizza with the edgeware :)

  3. What a fabulous recipe! I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower crust, but making a caprese pizza out of it looks incredible!

  4. I would love to make this cauliflower crust! My boys love pizza, so this is a great way to get their veggies in them :)

  5. Awesome recipe! Going to try it right now!

  6. I’m not sure exactly what I would make but it would definitely contain CHEESE!

  7. I use lemon and lime in tons of my dishes and have been looking for the perfect zester!

  8. Your crust came out beautifully! I would make lemon shortcake bars with these.

  9. Rosti. And then start shredding some cheese.

  10. Pizza! And thanks for the cauliflower crust recipe – I’ve been wanting to try one like this. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  11. I’ve always wanted to try a cauliflower crust, so why not start there?

  12. I would make my favorite meal, PIZZA!

  13. I love graters. I’d make pizza

  14. I would make this pizza recipe as it sounds so delicious! I am amazed by this recipe and I have copied it to use in the very near future.

  15. I often make quiche, and instead of a pastry crust, I sometimes make a crust from coarsely grated potatoes. Delicious! These graters look fabulous and fun, too.

  16. I’d make anything with lemon!

  17. wow! I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower crust pizza (and breadsticks) for a while now, You’ve just inspired me to get to it! (your newest follower :)

  18. I’d make homemade pizza… I just got a pizza baking stone and I’d get some fancy cheese to grate on it :)

  19. I NEED the zester!! I can not find one that works well. I made lemon angel pie for New Years. I could not get the lemon zest to come out of my zester!

  20. barbara n says:

    I would use the edgeware grater to grate some zucchini for my zucchini bread recipe

  21. I must try this crust!

  22. I would try the cauliflour crust pizza — my hubby adores cauliflour!

  23. I would make lots of carrot cake muffins!

  24. I have always wanted to try cauliflower crust! I think this recipe has finally convinced me to go for it. I’m a cheese-o-holic so I’d be grating every kind of cheese for various dishes. Right now I’m on a pasta kick so this is perfect.

  25. I need a zester to grate citrus skin!

  26. I have made cauliflower crust a ton! it is SO good. Yours looks fantastic! These graters look super fun! I am on a major cheese grating kick. Lots of pizza making happening this weekend for a party!

  27. Pizza! Then a carrot cake for dessert. Great giveaway.

  28. I’ve never tried a cauliflower crust but I’m totally intrigued! Love your caprese topping!

  29. I have been wanting to try a cauliflower crust for so long. It looks amazing, Jennifer!

  30. I would love to try this, it looks absolutely delicious!! Is there a way to make it without the cheese?

  31. This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  32. I grate quite often and would use the graters to grate fruits, vegs and cheeses. I need better graters and these look wonderful. I can’t wait to try this recipe; love cauliflower!

  33. I can relate to the cold weather and wishing for summer! I have always wanted to try a cauliflower crust and this one looks awesome~

  34. Ooooh I really want to try this crust! YUM!

  35. Oh my this looks so delish! Can’t wait to try it out!!!!

  36. I have been dying to try a cauliflower crust, so that is definitely what I’d make!! Love this!

  37. Haven’t made cauliflower crust before so I am excited to try this one soon.

  38. I’ve been wanting to try this cauliflower pizza crust thing since I first saw it out there. I think this gave me just the nudge I needed – looks great!

  39. This looks like heaven!

  40. I’d like to make your cauliflower pizza with the graters.

  41. I tried cauliflower pizza once – I enjoyed it, but my guys knew something was up and would have no part of it :( Love graters though, I use them for garlic, ginger, onion, all the time!!

  42. I would make this recipe! It looks so good!

    Nora :)

  43. This looks so yummy! I love fresh mozzarella – I would def make this with these graters!

  44. I’d grate up a bunch of lemon zest for pancakes.
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  45. Mm, looks delicious! Perfect crust for my gluten free friends! Those zesters would be great for carrot-zucchini bread.

  46. I’d make a fancy macaroni and cheese.

  47. I’d heard of cauliflower crusts but had yet to see someone actually try it — looks terrific!

  48. Just printed this out. I have been wanting to make a cauliflower crust forever! THANKS!!

  49. What a fabulous recipe. I will definitely make this. I would use it for cheese and other veggies like carrots,beets,potatoes, hard boiled eggs.

  50. I would use it for lasagne.

  51. I would make some fun soup and top with a pile of parm!

  52. I am a dessert girl, so something with shaved chocolate, or grated lemon peel…

  53. Melissa Courtney says:

    Omg this looks delicious!!!!…..I am definitely going to try this!!!!……I am always grating something so these would come in handy, love all the different sizes :)

  54. I’d make this recipe:)

  55. I love cauliflower pizza! This looks delicious.

  56. jeni lutz says:

    this sounds yummy I would make the cauliflower buffalo dip

  57. I would grate my own Parmesan Cheese to use on Spaghetti, etc. instead of buying it pre-grated

  58. I love the better zester. I put lemon zest on just about everything. It gives a brightness to tons of savory dishes! Oh, and in blueberry muffins. Mmmm….

  59. i would use it for garlic and all my raw veggies. would def give cauliflower pizza crust a whirl too!

  60. Yvette Novak says:

    i would try out the cauliflower rice…does it work with broccoli?

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