Pizza with cauliflower crust & creamy goats cheese

Pizza w. cauliflower crust

This past week I have been thinking about the year so far, I even made a little poster on Instagram picturing my 2013. I think it’s been  some quite wonderful 46 days filled with a lot of love, family time and many thoughts on in which direction the future might lead me, both career wise but also some more personal reflections. I think it is amazing and at the same time frightening to evaluate your life and think about some of the dreams you have… should they be followed? Or are they just pleasant dreams that are not meant to be anything else than what they already are. This blog used to be one of the dreams I had, and now it has already become a huge part of who I am… think if I hadn’t followed this dream. A very dear friend of mine just gave birth to a precious little girl. She is the very first in my closest circle to enter that stage of life. I really look forward to follow her path and the dream she chose to realize.

I wanted to share some of the things that have made my 2013 exciting so far, and hopefully spread some good karma and vibes on to you:

  • I have a new favourite breakfast which is really rocking my world right now. It is from Green Kitchen Stories and it is simply the most nutritious and delicious bowl of love you could possibly have. I have made it with rolled oats as well, and topped it with all various kinds of fruit and not to forget Bee Pollen (which I will soon do a post on).
  • I just recently entered the world of Pinterest which is such a cool and creative platform where I look forward to play around and get inspired.
  • I am currently following a lot of different passionate people on instagram and recently found This guy who I think is great and so cute.
  • Jonas and I are in the beginning of planning our summer of love and we expect to be travelling Here and Here.
  • And if I ever need a little optimism and sunshine I swing by the lovely Elenore over at Earthsprout or follow her Here her spirit will lift you up and make you smile.

And now allow me to escort you into the land of alternative pizza…

cauliflower crust in the makingcauliflower riceCauliflower crust

Once again we are entering holy ground. I DO understand if you are having the feeling right now – Oh No please don’t!! And I feel the same in many ways, but I am also too curious to pass on the opportunity to make a pizza with a crust made out of vegetables – excited?
I have of course heard of these types of crusts before, and a few weeks ago when visiting a friend of mine she served me a root-za (a pizza with a crust made out of roots). But how on earth would it be possible to actually make a crust that resembled a dough-crust in it’s ability to be crispy and eaten with your hand, without it getting soft on you and falling apart – I found the magic trick ;)

First of all I used cauliflower, since it has a delicate taste and a good texture. Then I browsed around and remembered a site I have earlier visited for some tips on these exact crusts. I also wanted to cut back on the eggs, since many veggie crusts requires up to 4-5 eggs, and not use a too fatty cheese – we wanna keep the veggie content and health factor high in this crust!
So I ended up using goats cream cheese, which has a great flavour and a reasonable nutrient content. The cauliflower is going through a process of being grated, boiled and then squeezed –  and I promise you it is way more simple than it might sound. I would even battle it on time against a regular dough crust.
Since the crust is a bit different it is an idea to change the filling a bit as well. I think it is great with a veggie filling. Believe it or not, the crust seems more ‘cheesy’ and filling than a regular crust. Which is also some of the reason that you should hold back on the cheese topping, it can become a bit too much. But try your way out. I have added some options on topping in the recipe section and a little nutrition info too.. Have fun!

cauliflower pizza w. goats cheese

 

cauliflower pizza w. goats cheese

  1. Liz BLiz B02-15-2013

    Oh yes!!! xx
    Happy 2013 to you!! I hope it brings everything and more for you and for the future xxx

  2. jessicajessica02-15-2013

    this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! love your blog:)

  3. JacquiJacqui02-16-2013

    I tried making a cauliflower crust last week for the first time and it turned out horribly! Luckily it still tasted good, but was not crispy. I’m going to try your version next time!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene02-16-2013

      I really hope this one will do the trick, I was surprised how easily it went, hopefully yours will be delish as well :)

  4. MelissaMelissa02-17-2013

    YUM! I’ve herd about pizza with a cauliflower crust, but haven’t tried it yet. Doesn’t look to hard!

  5. JenniferJennifer02-18-2013

    I love your lightened up version of cauliflower crust pizza! All the recipes I’ve seen are loaded with tons of cheese, which to me totally defeats the purpose of this healthier and lighter crust. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Esther from Berlin, GermanyEsther from Berlin, Germany03-07-2013

    I just made it and it was wonderful! The cauliflower brings a very soft taste and it’s definitely another kind of pizza, I liked it! The only thing missed is the “crunch” of real pizza :-)
    I replaced the goat cheese with soy cheese and it worked perfectly!

  7. DacceniDacceni04-03-2013

    Thanks so much for this wonderful alternative!! I cannot wait to make some!! :o)

  8. KarenKaren04-20-2013

    I really want to make this but have really struggled to find goats cream cheese, in fact I have not been able to find any in my locality in uk. What is the alternative? Regular cream cheese? Quark ? Or soft goats cheese?
    Thanks in advance

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene04-22-2013

      Hi Karen. You can easily substitute the creamy goats cheese, with a soft goats cheese or a cream cheese :)

  9. MeganMegan10-15-2013

    I made this tonight, after pinning it awhile back, and it was fantastic. After we devoured the pizza, my husband just kept saying “I can’t believe how good that was!”

    I made two pizzas, one with pesto, spinach and tomatoes and the other with tomato sauce, a few dollops of goat cheese and artichoke hearts.

    Thanks very much for what will certainly be a repeat recipe in our house!

    P.S. Made this with regular goat cheese in the crust and it worked like a dream.

  10. Caroline MentzerCaroline Mentzer03-10-2014

    Hello, I made this recipe last week for my family and was totally blown away. We are grain-free and I do miss pizza now and then. This was phenomenal. The recipe worked perfectly, and was totally delicious. I’m going to put a link on my blog to your site if you don’t mind? Many thanks for the inspiration.

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-14-2014

      Yay, that sounds amazing! So happy top hear that it worked out perfectly! And it sounds great with the link – everyone should try cauliflower pizza, it is such a great alternative!

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