I love this cauliflower pizza crust because it's scrumptious, tasty, crispy, healthy and the ingredients are easy to get. Most gluten-free pizza crusts use gluten-free flours with a lot of additives and preservatives and they are so unhealthy, but this recipe use ingredients that you can get easily, so that's why I think this recipe is so perfect.
You only need cauliflower, rice flour, chickpea flour, flax seed and water for the dough, that's all! You can find these ingredients in almost any supermarket. You can also use another flour you have at home, you'll need to add more or less flour because every flour needs a different amount of liquid.
We've added hummus instead of tomato sauce and it tastes amazing! It has a Mediterranean taste and we love it. We've also added two kinds of cherry tomatoes, black olives, oregano and extra virgin olive oil.
I thought it would be more difficult to eat gluten-free but fortunately it's not. If you have delicious and simple recipes you can eat what you want (a gluten-free version, of course).
You can see the pizzas before and after baking at the two pictures below. You need to bake them until golden brown, add hummus and vegetables and bake for about 10 minutes or until the ingredients are cooked.
With the ingredients of the recipe we made eight small pizzas, but you can also make two large pizzas. You can freeze the dough, but I recommend you to bake the pizzas for at least 15 or 20 minutes before you put them in the freezer. This way when you want to cook the pizzas you only have to take them out of the freezer, add the ingredients and bake them.
We always use the same amount of cauliflower and rice flour, although the amount of chickpea flour may vary. This depends on the water of the cauliflower, so I recommend you to add a cup chickpea flour (100 grams) and if the dough is too sticky, you can add more, if the dough is too dry you can add some water. We've used 2 cups of chickpea flour (200 grams) this time.
We also love this pizza crust with some tomato sauce and vegan cheese on top, you need to try it, seriously, it's really really awesome!
We haven't added salt to the dough or the veggies, but it's up to you. The olive oil is optional, especially if you are on a diet, but it makes the pizza more juicy. You can also add lemon juice if you want to save calories for dessert, or for more cauliflower pizza crust!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Vegan and Gluten Free )
- 3 cups cauliflower
- 3 tablespoons flax seeds
- 9 tablespiins water
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1-2 cups chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon salt, optional
- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 16 black olives
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 200 º C or 390 º F.
- Cut off the florets of the cauliflower, you don't need much stem. Place the florets in a blender or food processor and pulse until you get cauliflower crumbs.
- Place the cauliflower crumbs in a non-stick pan (with no oil) and cook them over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly.
- When the cauliflower is cold, place it in a napkin, cheesecloth or strainer to remove as much water as you can.
- Place the flax seeds and the water in a blender and blend until smooth. Let stand for at least 5 minutes.
- In a big bowl, add the cauliflower crumbs, flax eggs (flax seeds + water), rice flour and 1 cup of chickpea flour (100 grams). You can also add salt, spices or herbs. Mix all the ingredients with your hands. If the dough is sticky, add more chickpea flour (we've used 2 cups or 200 grams). If the dough is too dry, add some water. You can also knead the dough on a floured board.
- Place the pizza crusts onto a baking sheet with baking paper. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Spread the hummus, add the tomatoes, olives and oregano and bake for 10 minutes.
- Add olive oil and serve.
Lynnette Seymour says
I bought everything to make this! Is the cups of cauliflower before or after it is "riced"? Thanks!
Hi Lynette! Before 🙂 Hope you liked it!
A deliciously nutritious base. We did our own thing with the topping using tomato paste with olive oil and crushed garlic, thinned somewhat with water and almost everything we could find to pile on as topping.
Lining the tin with baking paper is a must - I didn't have any so thought greasing would do. It didn't and it was an effort to prize it out of the tin! But oh, so worth it!
Hi Joy! Sounds so good 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it!
Any reason the dough would have stuck so terribly to the baking paper I used? I lightly floured the paper and then laid the dough down to shape the crust- but I had to peel the paper off of the whole bottom of the pizza! What a bummer. Should I have used oil? or was my dough still too wet? I didn't want to put double the amount of flour in that was mentioned.. any tips?
Hi Christine! I'm so sorry the recipe didn't work for you. Have you used the same ingredients and followed all the steps? I think probably your dough was too wet, try to remove as many water from the cauliflower as you can. Hope it works!
It was fabulous! I tried it this morning, except I eyeballed 00 flour. It held up and tasted amazing. After many cauliflower fails, where it would stick to the pan, or crumble, this one was delicious! Thank you so much! I'm very happy and full now.
Hi Lana! Thanks a lot 🙂 So glad you liked it!
Just finished making this recipe Omg I love it....I had organic coconut flour and organic oat flour taste amazing and I used fresh tomatoes blended to make my sauce added garlic and salt to it as well....Vegan Parmesan cheese to top it off.....Pics on Facebook....Thanks for sharing
Hi Sadeequah! So glad you liked it so much 🙂 You're so welcome!
David Lawson says
I'm gonna use your recipe to make some cauliflower crackers. The hummus gave me the idea. Thanx
Hi David! Hope you like them 🙂
If I don't have a nonstick pan would steaming the cauliflower work ?
Hi Jill! I don't think so. Try to use a regular pan instead 🙂
Hi, thanks, this looks very good and easy. I will make it when I have all the ingredients. Just wanted to let you know I used a cheese grater to make cauliflower rice. I don't have a processor!
Hi Helena! I've never used a cheese grater, but it sounds great! Thanks for your comment 🙂
elizabeth amparan says
Alright, so I made these for dinner tonight and they truly were tasty and easy to make. I posted a picture via Facebook to share my labor of love. Thank you Losune for sharing your labour for people like me who really appreciate your work 😉
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks a lot for sharing the picture and for your kind words. You made my day! <3
this looks yummy. can the crust be frozen and used later?
Hi April! I've never frozen the crust, but I think it could work 🙂
Fantastic! Easy and tastes so good! I think there are so many combinations of toppings to add they could fill several books!
Thank you very much.
Hi! Thanks 😉 Yes, you can use hundreds of different ingredients 😉
I love your photos, but why do all recipe blogs and sites now put the recipe way at the bottom of a page of many, many huge pictures? When I am searching for a recipe and want to compare, this makes it take forever! I would love to know the reason because it seems to be a new trend across the internet. Cant the recipe be at the top, and the photos and commentary at the bottom? I find it really frustrating.
Hi! We try to connect with our readers and also tell a story, besides I also follow other blogs and I love to see the pictures and read what they have to say. Have a nice day! 🙂
Melissa Page Boeshans says
Could I use all garbanzo bean flour?
Hi Melissa! I've never made the recipe using all garbanzo bean flour, so I don't know if it will work, I'm sorry!
chickpeas - garbanzos (spanish word) = Same thing. 🙂
Hi Marilyn! I know! I'm Spanish 🙂 Melissa asked if she can use only garbanzo bean flour because I also used rice flour. Thanks anayway!!!
Congratulations on your blog, I love it!!
I was going to try this recipe tonight but is there another way to blend the cauliflower florets? Do you mean raw cauliflower?
Hola Teresa! Thanks a lot! I mean raw cauliflower and you can blend it using a food processor, a blender or just a knife 🙂
Made these for supper tonight & they were delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!
Great!!! Thanks for your comment Pina 😀
This looks and sounds great! I´ve been reading your blog for a while and love the recipes 🙂
Thanks a lot Liane! 😉
Great recipe. Do you know if we can replace the rice flour with any other type of flour?
Hi Harshil! I think you can use any other type of flour, but probably you'll need to add more or less flour. Have a nice day!
Wow, great pictures! I'll have to go buy some rice and chickpea flower and give these a shot! Your blog is wonderful 🙂
Thanks Natalie! I hope you like it! 🙂