Flower Power Pizza

cauliflower pizza with parma ham and tomatoes

From Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

The base is made from cauliflower which make these pizzas much more healthy than traditional ones.

Makes one pizza

For the tomato sauce

3 garlic cloves, or diced

1 tbsp ghee

12 large tomatoes, roughly chopped

2 tsp dried oregano or 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves

sea salt and black pepper

1 fresh or dried chilli, finely sliced or chopped

For the pizza base

140g cauliflower (about ¼of a head without the stalk)

1 egg white, beaten

50g ground almonds

40g buckwheat flour

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the Parma ham and rocket topping

4 slices of Parma ham, torn into small pieces

2 handfuls of rockets

Parmesan shavings


Preheat the oven to fan 190°C/Gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease with butter, ghee or coconut oil.

Make the tomato sauce: gently heat the ghee in a pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper and a little chilli.

Cook the tomatoes down to a thick sauce over a medium heat, lid off,which will take about 15 minutes, then mash the tomatoes with your spatula or blend to a paste if you like things less rustic.

While the sauce is cooking, grate the cauliflower into rice-sized pieces using a hand grater or food processor.

Put all of the pizza base ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a spoon, or add to the food processor and blend, to form a sticky dough.

Spread the dough out with the back of the spoon on the prepared tray, shaping it into a 30 cm-diameter.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping it over after 15 minutes to cook the underside.

Spread the tomato sauce over the base of the pizza with the back of a spoon.

Top with the Parma ham, rocket and Parmesan shavings.

Serve the pizza with a big green salad.