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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Diet. It's the scariest four letter word I know. Absolutely no fun at all. But, of course I would die to be in shape and fit into my old jeans. So how can I eat what my tongue craves, and also not put on weight?

I love to experiment in the kitchen, and this recipe is one such find. Who doesn't love pizza? Slice of heaven. But it is accompanied by the nagging worry of how many calories you would put on, and how long you need to run on the treadmill afterward to lose it! Now, there is a way to have your slice of heaven without guilt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, stalk removed
  • ½ cup mozzarella shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until fine. Steam in a steamer basket and drain well. (I like to put it on a towel to get all the moisture out.) Let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with the mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic powder and eggs. Transfer to the centre of the baking sheet and spread into a circle, resembling a pizza crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add desired toppings and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Note: You can reduce the quantity of cheese in the pizza base if you are really watching your calories. The crust comes out really well even with bare minimum cheese.

Recipe for newsletter contributed by a Kauvery Facebook fan: Shweta Vikram

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