February 29, 2024

Healthy Pizza recipe: Cauliflower crust with pesto sauce

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Treat yourself to that well deserved slice of pizza! Worried about the extra calories? This healthy pizza recipe will take care of that for you.

 

Eating pizza on a regular basis can be an unhealthy habit with major consequences. Now satisfy your taste buds while keeping a check on your diet by following this healthy pizza recipe.

Ingredients for the Crust

  • 2 cups of cauliflower (grated)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup low fat paneer

Ingredients for the pesto sauce

  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 8-10 almonds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • salt and Pepper to taste

Other ingredients

  • 1 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated low fat paneer
  • 3-4 slices of mushrooms, peppers, and olives.

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients required for the pesto sauce, coarsely to form a thick paste
  2. Dry roast the grated cauliflower (without stems) for 2 minutes and let it cool
  3. Put the grated cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as possible. Combine it with the remaining ingredients to form a thick dough
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
  5. Cover a baking tray with foil and grease it with a dash of olive oil
  6. Flatten and spread the dough to form a round disc, about 3 mm in thickness and bake for 20-30 minutes, till golden on the edges
  7. Cool the base for 5 minutes
  8. Spread a spoonful of pesto sauce on the base and top it with a mix of mozzarella cheese and paneer followed by slices of olives, peppers, and mushrooms
  9. Bake the pizza again till the cheese melts (approximately 10 minutes)
  10. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 5-6 minutes
  11. Slice it up and enjoy

Next time, there’s no need to think twice about eating a pizza. Just put on your chef’s hat, and get to baking.

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