Last Updated on 1 July 2020 by Ray Plumlee

We always think about pizza as a very unhealthy food. Originally in Italy, it’s not but here in the United States it is considered a junk food, sadly. How come?

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Now this is a healthier version!

According to MayoClinic.com, Americans eat an average of 46 slices per person each year. The reason why most delivered pizzas here in the United States are unhealthy, is because of the high amount of refined carbohydrates in the dough. Not only that, one slice of delivered pizza can contain a full day’s worth of sodium (also from the dough) plus add to the equation the insane amount of cheese (admit it, we often request extra cheese), plus if you’re always getting toppings like pepperoni, sausage, ham and other processed and cured meats, you’ll be consuming so much sodium, the salt shaker is jealous.

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People also have the tendency to overeat pizza.

Have you heard about the story of an Italian chef who ate pizza almost everyday and actually lost weight?

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Chef Pasquale Cozzolino eats an entire Margherita Pizza (which is less than 600 calories) for lunch with butterless/lardless dough and light toppings such as fresh tomato sauce, a thin layer of mozzarella cheese and basil accompanied with fruit and salad. Imagine if chef Cozzolino can lose 96 pounds in a few months with this kind of diet, what more if you try today’s recipe!

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Add this to your list!

Margherita Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

What You Need for the Crust

  • 1 medium cauliflower (about 750g)
  • 1 cup (100g) ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper

Procedure for the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash and cut cauliflower into florets and place in the bowl of your food processor, and process until finely chopped, like rice. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool a little.
  • Place the cooked cauliflower into a tea towel and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of it and transfer to a clean bowl.
  • Turn the oven up to 470F (240C).
  • Add almonds, eggs, dried herbs, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease with oil. Place the cauliflower mixture into the center and using a spoon and hands spread it out onto a 12 inch (30 cm) round.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside to cool a little.

What You Need for the Topping

  • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 3 or 4 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 4.5 oz (130 g) Mozzarella cheese
  • sliced fresh basil or chopped parsley
  • pepper

Procedure After Doing the Crust

  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside to cool a little.
  • Spread tomato sauce over the crust, add Mozzarella cheese slices, tomato slices on top, chopped fresh basil leaves or parsley and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Bake for another 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted. Let cool a bit before serving and add some more fresh basil/parsley leaves on top.
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You can also top them with arugula.

This cauliflower crust pizza recipe will significantly reduce your carbohydrate intake and provide you all the goodness cauliflower has to offer. This recipe is delicious, healthy and the crust holds up really well, you can eat it with your hands. Be sure to also check out Cauliflower Rice recipe! What do you think about this recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Till next time! Eat well, be well, farewell!

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Hello everyone, Chase here! I am a health and fitness enthusiast, and also a food blogger. You see, my life is a constant battle between my love of food and not wanting to get fat, so far I'm winning! 🙂

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