Cauliflower pizza tarts

I found a recipe for a pizza crust using cauliflower a few months ago and have been experimenting with it ever since. This is also part of my “hidden veggie” series.  Here’s the latest recipe:

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/2 box of strained tomatoes (you could just use ragu, but why?)
  • 1/2 bell pepper or portabella mushroom
  • a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • basil to taste
  • 3 oz mozzarella or cheddar cheese

The metnod

  1. Break off the florets from the cauliflower stem. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until soft.
  2. While that’s cooking, saute onions in a little olive oil until caramelized. Add mushrooms or bell peppers if using
  3. Start sauce: Add strained tomato, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, some shredded basil, 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  4. Throw the cauliflower  into a food processor and process until it forms a dough. You might chose to drain the cauliflower in a strainer or cheese cloth for about a half hour.
  5. Add basil and 1/4 of the onion to the cauliflower. Add 1/2 the cheese to the mixture. Salt & pepper to taste. You could add chili flakes too.
  6. form cauliflower mixture into balls and flatten onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 until the cauliflower tarts are firm.
  8. Add tomato sauce, caramelized onions, and cheese. Bake again until cheese is melted.

I recommend draining as much of the water out as possible to keep it moist.

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About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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