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Keto pizza topped with olives, tomatoes and rocket

Keto pizza

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Makes 1 pizza crust

Make a keto version of pizza with a crust made using cauliflower rice, coconut flour and flaxseed. Top with parmesan, tomatoes, rocket and olives for a flavourful meal

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal402
fat31g
saturates4g
carbs8g
sugars6g
high infibre6g
protein18g
salt0.28g
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Ingredients

  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • parmesan , dairy-free cheese or spreadable dairy-free cream (see below to make your own)
  • small handful of black olives
  • handful of rocket

For the dairy-free spreadable cream (if not using shop-bought)

  • 140g blanched almonds (soaked in salted water for at least 6-8 hrs)
  • 8g nutritional yeast

For the crust

  • 300g cauliflower rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 25g coconut flour
  • 12g milled flaxseed
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast, optional

Method

  • STEP 1

    If making your own plant-based cream, combine the ingredients for this with a pinch of salt and 60ml of water in a powerful blender and whizz until smooth. Add a little more water (up to 40ml) to help create the desired consistency, if needed.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the cherry tomatoes, olive oil and a pinch of salt on a baking tray, toss well and spread into an even layer. Bake for 20-25 mins until the tomatoes are soft.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, make the pizza crust. Microwave the cauliflower rice for 5 mins (or gently heat in a frying pan stirring regularly), then using a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or dish towel, wrap the cooked cauliflower and while it's still warm (but not too hot) squeeze out the water as hard as possible with your hands. Set aside for a few minutes, then squeeze out more water in the same way.

  • STEP 4

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add the olive oil, herbs and cooked cauliflower, and stir for 5 mins. Take off the heat. Put the beaten eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Add the cooked cauliflower rice, coconut flour, milled flaxseed and nutritional yeast, and mix to combine.

  • STEP 5

    On a baking tray lined with baking parchment, shape the pizza crust into a rectangle (about 18 x 20cm). Do not spread it too thin because it will tear. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cauliflower crust is golden and feels dry to the touch.

  • STEP 6

    Remove the crust from the oven, add the cheese or cream, roasted cherry tomatoes and black olives. Bake for 5-10 mins until the edges are lightly golden and the toppings are piping hot. Add the rocket, freshly cracked black pepper and a drizzle of extra olive oil.

Recipe tip

How to make the cauliflower rice: Chop the head of cauliflower into small to medium sized florets. Transfer the florets to the food processor and pulse until it comes out in small bits.

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