Hey LC.com Readers! It’s us again, the ladies of Skinny-Fat Girl Diary. We wanted to share our newfound obsession with cauliflower. Okay… it may not be so new, but it seems like all summer long we haven’t been able to get enough of this veggie. Summer sports, traveling and work have had us all running around like crazy! We’ve tried to stick to salads at lunch with lots of protein, but we’ll be honest—some days it’s not enough. Instead of running to the nearest food truck with words like ‘burger,’ ‘sweet potato fries’ and ‘pulled pork’ on the menu, we’ve found cauliflower could miraculously satisfy some of our starchy cravings.
This probably doesn’t come as a complete surprise. However, if you are looking for some cauliflower inspiration here are some of our favorites: cauliflower mac no ‘cheese, cauliflower soup with sharp cheddar and thyme, cauliflower hot wings, and cauliflower mashed faux-tatoes. But one of our absolute favorites is this gluten-free cauliflower crust recipe. Not only is the crust delicious, but we make it with a sweet potato sauce, load on steamed veggies and top it with toasted walnuts… It’s amazing.
We enjoyed one this weekend after a six-mile hike, and we can say without feeling guilty that there were no leftovers. Enjoy this perfect summertime meal. And THANK YOU cauliflower!!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
- ½ cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 large sweet potato
- ¼ cup of goat cheese
- ¼ cup of walnuts
- 1 egg
- 4 handfuls of arugula
- ½ cup to 1 cup of steamed asparagus
- 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
- olive oil
For the crust: Boil cauliflower until soft and grind it up (food processor is the easiest). Then add a ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt, and 1 egg. Mix together and shape into a pie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
For the sauce: Boil the sweet potato until soft. Drain and then mash up in a bowl along with olive oil, crushed pepper flakes, and a dash of salt. Keep adding that olive oil until smooth and then spread on top of the cauliflower crust.
Assembly: Finally, sprinkle on goat cheese, asparagus, walnuts, arugula and whatever else you want to add to your pizza. Then place in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. And that’s it!
You’re in for a satisfying and delicious treat!
What cauliflower recipes are your favorite?