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
 
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Ingredients
Cauliflower Crust
  • ½ head cauliflower (or 2½ cups coarsely grated cauliflower)
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
Caprese Topping
  • 2 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into ½ 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 2½ 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.
Caprese Topping
  1. Spread pesto on top of cooked crust. Top with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.
  2. Cool slightly, cut and serve.

Disclosure:  I received products for review, but was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own. 

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Comments

  1. Maureen says

    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. Shannon says

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

  3. MaryB says

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

  4. Wendy F says

    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.

  5. Anne says

    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.

  6. Ann says

    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!

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. Rhonda says

    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!

  10. says

    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!

  11. Emily says

    Mm, looks delicious! Perfect crust for my gluten free friends! Those zesters would be great for carrot-zucchini bread.

  12. says

    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.

  13. 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 :)

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