Pizza is one of the favorite meals of the average person. But it is far from healthy.
Pizzas are available in all shapes and sizes. Not all of them are equally bad, but they all consist of the same unhealthy carbohydrate-rich pizza crust.
Hence, a pizza is generally not recommended for people who have diabetes or eat low-carb.
That is why I have a variant for you in this recipe that does contain a healthy pizza crust.
This is a low-carb pizza base made from cauliflower.
I can already hear you thinking:
Yes from cauliflower. And it is also very tasty.
Where a normal pizza base is made from flour, this pizza crust is made from cauliflower.
Flower is very unhealthy if you want to lose weight, eat low carb or have type 2 diabetes. Per 100 grams of flour contains on average:
And whole wheat flour isn't much better. It contains:
Flour has approximately a glycemic index (GI) of 65. This is almost equal to table sugar (GI of 70).
The glycemic index literally indicates the effect of a product on your blood sugar.
Whole wheat flour is slightly lower, but not much lower (around 50).
That means that it makes little difference whether you eat table sugar or a pizza crust when you consider the effect on your blood sugar.
And the latter is what I want to talk to you about.
Cauliflower is a vegetable that is low in carbohydrates and reasonably high in fiber. Ideal for those who want to eat low carb.
For that reason cauliflower has a very low glycemic index (<15). This means that the effect on the blood sugar is also very low. And that is ultimately what makes this pizza crust much healthier.
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Is the water already starting to run in your mouth? Then go all the way down for the complete recipe of this low-carb pizza.
If you are very fond of Italian cuisine, then in addition to this pizza recipe, I also have a recipe for low-carb Italian lasagna.
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Low-Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust
Ingredients pizza crust
- 800-900 grams cauliflower florets
- 1 egg - beaten
- 40 grams soft goat cheese
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- pinch salt
- 3 tbsp tomato passata
- Vegetables of your choice sliced - (mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, olives, zucchini, spinach, etc.)
- 50 grams grated cheese of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
- Cook or steam the cauliflower florets until al dente (this is the case if you can pierce it with a fork). Pour the cauliflower florets into a colander and let it evaporate for 5 minutes.
- Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and chop the florets to a rice-like texture.
- Put the cauliflower in a clean tea towel and try to rinse/squeeze all the moisture out as much as possible. This is very important!
- In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, egg, goat cheese and herbs. (Don't be afraid to use your hands. You want it to be very well mixed.)
- Roll out the dough ball between two leaves of baking paper to a thickness of about 1.0 cm (half an inch).
- Bake the pizza crust in the oven for about 30 minutes. Then turn the bottom over and bake for about 10 minutes.
- Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes. Garnish the pizza with 3 tablespoons of passata and the sliced vegetables of your choice. Finally add the cheese of your choice on top.
- Bake the pizza again in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.