Trying to find a healthy alternative to pizza, especially for those looking for gluten free options is hard. Let's face it, just because it's gluten free doesn't mean it has to be flavor or texture free. Thin crust, ready made, create your own, and the main ingredient is a vegetable. Can you guess which one?
No cheating; what was your guess??? It’s Cauliflower!!!
As usual, I was researching. This time it was gluten free options since I recently started an elimination diet to see what foods may be triggering certain things for me. I’ll have a post on that at a later date because I am still finding things out.
Well let’s just say during this time I could not have any gluten and I was getting bored with options.
Enter the cauliflower pizza; specifically Caulipower!
I know, you must be thinking, ew... is it going to taste or smell like cauliflower? The answer is no!
I loved the idea of these because they’re made with real toppings (not dairy free cheese or tofurkey) and they taste great! I’ve tried their cheese pizza and I’ve also made my own twice (they have a two pack of the plain crust). You cannot taste any cauliflower.
While I will say it’s a bit of a thin crust, as long as you’re not thinking you’re getting pan pizza or Chicago-style, you should be ok. I can’t wait to try some of their other offerings like the pepperoni and turkey pepperoni.
In the meantime; I made my own
When I made my own I made it with a drizzle of some specialty italian herbs olive oil I have, ricotta cheese, portobello mushrooms, chicken sausage and a three blend of cheeses. Can we say YUM? I think the key to making your own is finding what you love on a pizza and just trying it on this amazing thin crust! Check them out here!
It doesn’t matter if it’s plain cheese, pepperoni, sausage, veggie lovers, etc. Experiment with it. It beats trying to make your own cauliflower crust any day!
Have you ever tried making your own cauliflower pizza? Have you tried this brand or another brand?
Caulipower makes paleo friendly crusts and they now have a baking mix (gluten free) and a paleo one which you can replace in any recipe in place of regular flour. I have not tried yet, but will give it a shot.
Maybe you've made other things with cauliflower?
I would love to hear your comments below!