Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza Gluten Free. As I have said many times on this site, when I had to adhere to a gluten free diet, one of the things that I missed the most, was pizza. In 2008, there were not as many options for a gluten free pizza; today, we have many opportunities to enjoy pizza, and with this cauliflower quinoa pizza, we have not only a gluten free pizza, but also a pizza packed with nutrition, flavor and fiber. What could be better than that?
Ingredients For Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza
Take a quick look to see if you have all of the ingredients for this pizza. For the crust you will need:
pizza sauce or bruschetta
leeks or green onions
For this pizza, we used the toppings listed above. As is the case with any pizza, you can make the crust, and add any toppings that you like, or just what you have on hand. The options include any vegetables or even fruits to give your pizza a sweet flavor.
Steps For Preparing Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza
- cook cauliflower and remove moisture with towel
- add crust ingredients and mix in food processor
- spread crust on oiled pizza pan with silicon mat
- bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
- add vegetables, herbs and cheese to baked crust
- bake for additional 20 minutes
Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza Gluten Free
Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza Crust
- 1 head of cauliflower, cooked
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- 1 egg or if vegan, egg substitute
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup goat cheese or vegan cream cheese
- 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1 pepper, red yellow or orange, sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1/4 cup kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup leek or green onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup bruchetta sauce (or pizza sauce)
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 cup white cheese, parmesan, asagio or romano optional-omit for vegan or dairy free
Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza
- Cook cauliflower in Instant Pot for 3 minutes, or boil on stovetop until cauliflower is tender, approximately 10 minutes. Drain cauliflower and place in clean towel; squeeze liquid out of cauliflower. You will have approximately 1 cup of cooked cauliflower.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using pizza pan and silicon mat (or parchment paper), rubbing olive oil on the silicon mat to assure that the pizza doesn't stick.
- Add all pizza crust ingredients to food processor. Process until ingredients are mixed; do not over mix. Using spoon, scoop pizza crust out of food processor and place on center of pizza pan. With a little oil on your hands to prevent sticking, spread the dough around the pan evenly. Your dough will be sticky. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, prepare your vegetables and herbs. After pizza crust is cooked, add bruchetta sauce and spread evenly. Top with peppers, olives, mushrooms, basil and cheese.
- Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Slice and serve.
- Your pizza crust will be sticky, so you will not roll the pizza crust. You will press the crust in the pan with your hands, that you have oiled to prevent sticking.
- This recipe can be vegan or dairy free by substituting the egg and cheese with egg replacement and vegan cheese.
Tips For Making Cauliflower Quinoa Pizza
- Your crust will be sticky, and will not be rolled like a traditional pizza crust. You will press the dough into the pan with your hands, which you have oiled to prevent sticking.
- Bake the crust for 30 minutes before adding the vegetables and herbs.
- Do not put more than 1/2 cup of sauce/bruschetta on the pizza or the crust will get soggy.
- This pizza is made with peppers, mushrooms, leeks, basil and olives. You can substitute any vegetables or fruits to create your favorite pizza combination. Peaches are great on pizza in the summer!
- For the vegan option, substitute the egg with egg replacement, and use vegan cheese for the goat cheese and topping cheese. Here are vegan egg replacement ideas.