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Gluten-Free Green Pizza

Gluten free green pizza is made with a cauliflower crust, topped with pesto, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale and parmesan cheese.

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Not being a big fan of corned beef, I still wanted to keep with the holiday spirit and make something to celebrate St Patty’s Day, so I went with my Italian roots and made pizza!

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It started out as a cute idea and ended up as the most healthy and delicious pizza I’ve ever had!

I’ve been wanting to try the pizza crust made from cauliflower that I saw on Pinterest about a month ago and this gave me the perfect opportunity to do so!

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I also finally gave in and jumped on the kale bandwagon! Throw in some green heirloom tomatoes and a homemade basil pesto and you have one fresh, veggie-filled pizza!!

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Ingredients (for crust – makes 3)

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

Remove the leaves and stems from the cauliflower and chop the vegetable into large chunks.

Next, place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until “riced”.

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Remember not to puree the cauliflower, yet “rice” the vegetable into a flour-like substance. It should look like the picture above.

Now place the cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes, it will cook down to about 3 cups of “riced” cauliflower.

Add the mozzarella, eggs, basil, oregano, salt and garlic to the riced cauliflower and form into 3 individual-sized crusts.

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Brush the crusts with olive oil then place in the oven for 15 minutes.

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Now it’s time to turn this into a green pizza!

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Ingredients (toppings)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup basil or kale pesto
  • 3-4 mini green heirloom tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (shaved)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)

Begin by cooking the kale in a skillet over medium heat with 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp olive oil.

Cover the kale and allow to cook down for 5 minutes. Meanwhile add the other toppings to the pizza.

Start by spreading the basil or kale pesto on the baked pizza crust. Next, top with the sliced green tomatoes.

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Oh aren’t those fun? And so yummy!

Next, add the chopped green peppers, parsley, parmesan and chopped green onions.

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Now add the kale on top.  This was my slight attempt at making my “green pizza” Irish since kale is a form of cabbage!

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Place in the oven for 5 minutes.

Beep, beep!!  That’s the sound of green pizza saying “eat me, eat me”!

Ok, maybe it’s just my oven, but I dream of one day having an oven that says “eat, me” instead of “beep, beep” when the timer goes off!  Wouldn’t that be kind of amazing??

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Ok this picture definitely screams “Eat me!” Who knew such a delicious, flavorful pizza could also be so healthy?

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Oh let’s do a little zoom action on that greenness!

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I could have definitely eaten one whole pizza myself, but as a good neighbor I shared half with the hungry man who lives upstairs! 🙂

With a yummy side of parmesan topped kale it was the perfect lunch-sized meal! For dinner I would recommend one green pizza per person!

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Gluten Free Green Pizza

Gluten free green pizza is made with a cauliflower crust, topped with pesto, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale and parmesan cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 pizzas
Calories 416 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 3-4 mini green heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 green onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Remove the leaves and stems from the cauliflower and chop into large chunks.
  3. Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until “riced”.

  4. Place the riced cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes.

  5. Add the mozzarella cheese, eggs, basil, oregano, salt and garlic to the riced cauliflower.

  6. Form the mixture into 3 individual-sized crusts.
  7. Brush the crusts with olive oil then place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Add the kale to a skillet over medium heat with 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  9. Cover the kale and allow to cook down for 5 minutes.
  10. Spread the pesto on the baked pizza crust.

  11. Top with the green tomatoes, green peppers, parsley, parmesan, green onions and kale.
  12. Cook in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.