The quest for this pizza recipe began over a month ago. My Paleo friend challenged me to make him a pizza that met his dietary needs. I believe his exact words were, “Foodie McBooty, the one thing I really miss eating is pizza. Make a Paleo-friendly pizza for me, please.” Food challenge accepted!
I admit that I had quietly put this recipe off because I really had no idea where to start. Thank goodness for the oodles of Vegan recipes out there because without them I would have never found this amazing Cauliflower Crust recipe from the Happy Go Lucky Vegan.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Paleo Diet, this is a great article to reference for Paleo Do’s and Don’ts. This article really helped me pin down this recipe.
The results were surprisingly delicious, even for a meat, dairy, egg, bread lover like myself. Plus (as an added bonus) after eating half of one pizza, I was FULL!! Who would have thunk that an all Vegan pizza could tip my scale?
So here’s the thing, you can completely tailor this recipe to your specific dietary needs. If you’re on the Paleo Diet, add real eggs and meat toppings to this recipe. If you’re following a Vegan routine, use flax eggs instead of animal eggs. And if you’re following either dietary religion and you’re itching for some cheese, use a Vegan cheese like Daiya Mozzarella Cheese. It’s like cheese magic!
One thing is certain, use greased parchment paper instead of aluminum foil. I was hoping to get away with heavily greased aluminum foil since it was all that I had on hand at the time. The crust stuck a lot more than it should have. I went out the very next day and tried this recipe with parchment paper instead. The parchment paper made my life so much easier!
View a list of all of my Vegetarian and Vegan recipes here.