There are a few things in life, food wise, that I get really stinking excited over.
One of which, is the rich and creamy goodness of a perfectly ripe avocado.
The other – is a flatbread pizza.
And so, you can only imagine the joy in the depths of my soul when I dreamed up tonight’s outrageous recipe.
My Beet & Avocado Flatbread!
On a cauliflower crust!
And this time, it’s teaming up with nature’s candy: beets!
Let’s address the elephant in the room: beets can be a bit intimidating to cook. I mean, even I can get a little weary of the pink-stained hands, cutting boards, and potentially clothes and countertops. However — this flatbread is totally worth it!
Plus – in addition of being absolutely scrumptious, it’s gluten free, grain free, Paleo, Specific Carb Diet friendly, AND has a Vegan option.
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 1)
1/3 head of cauliflower, riced and wrung dry (about 1 cup when packed and dry)
2 egg whites (Vegan Option: 2 flax/chia eggs)
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 beet, cubed
1/2 bulb of fennel, shaved thin on a mandolin
1 avocado, mashed
squeeze of lime juice
Good Chef’s Knife
2 Baking Sheets
Tinfoil (I use nonstick and it’s a game changer)
Olive Oil Mister
Clean Kitchen Towel (or paper towels)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put your raw cauliflower florets into the food processor, and process until it resembles rice. Then place the “rice” in a clean kitchen towel (or several paper towels) and wring out all the excess liquid. *This is a really important step!* I get about 1 cup of liquid out of my cauliflower!
Thoroughly combine the dry, wrung out cauliflower rice with the almond flour, salt, egg whites (or egg substitute) and garlic powder.
Cut 2 sheets of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet. Put the cauliflower dough onto one sheet of parchment paper, and place the other sheet on top. “Smoosh” it out to form a thin circle. Leave the top paper on, and bake it as a “parchment sandwich” for about 30-35 minutes. Take it out, remove the top sheet, spritz with olive oil, and return to the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, scrub the outside of the beet with a clean dish scrubbie. Then, cut it into 1/2 inch cubes. Place on a tinfoil-lined, olive oil-sprayed baking sheet. Spritz or toss the beet cubes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 35 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping once halfway through.
While your beets and crust are baking, carefully shave the fennel on a mandolin slicer. Also, make the avocado spread by placing all the ingredients in a bowl, and mashing with a fork until you achieve your desired smoothness.
Top the crust with a thick layer of avocado mash, and top with the beets and shaved fennel.
This flatbread — oh my gosh — OUTRAGEOUS! The ingredients sound a little strange, but it is SO GOOD. We’re talking, eyes-roll-to-the-back-of-your-head delicious!
The first thing you notice about this flatbread is how stinkin’ beautiful it is with the deep purple and the bright green! It’s like a Dr. Seuss pizza – so whimsical!
And then you take a bite and your tastebuds just dance! The sweet beets with the cool and slightly tangy avocado, and the licorice-y sweet fennel – it’s just a party in your mouth! I was so sad when it was gone!!
And finally, the texture of the crust was phenomenal. You simply cannot believe that it’s cauliflower! But yes, the humble superstar works its magic yet again! You can pick it up with your hands, and it really is just down-right amazing.
Try this flatbread — your eyes and tummy will thank you!!
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42 responses to “Beet & Avocado Flatbread”
Hmm…I’ll have to give cauliflower crust a try. Sounds do-able. And this looks great. But I always thought beets tasted like dirt! Have I been eating inferior beets or do my tastebuds just need to grow up?
Thanks Lindsay! Oh it is so delicious! Haha I’ve never thought dirt — maybe “earthy?” But perhaps you should roast them in the oven and let it work it’s caramelizing magic. I swear something magic happens in the oven when you slow roast them!!
Glad you stopped by 🙂
All the ingredients are foods I love. I must try it.
Thanks Larry! I hope you love it as much as I do! Hugs and love xox
This looks so delicious! I will have to try it.
Thanks Alana! I hope you do! It was delightful 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I hope you are having a wonderful February so far. It is such a joy to follow you on your journey! Xoxo
Aww you’re so sweet. Yes! I am! Can’t believe it’s already feb 6!!!
Love beets on everything! Now I can make a pizza with them, yay! Thanks for the idea.
Thanks Erika! Yes! I so agree – nature’s candy! Hugs and love xox
Beets and avocados are my two favorite foods ever! I need to try this recipe 😍
Thanks so much Shelby! Hope you love it!! Hugs and love xox
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Thanks Tonya, for the link up! Hugs and love xox
You are a genius and love you, as always. XO😄❤
Oh gosh…you’re too kind 🙂 thank you my dear friend. Right back atcha! Hugs and love xox
Mmmmm who doesn’t love pizza in almost any recipe! I’d love to try this Caralyn. I love your first photo, so beautiful! 😎☺️
Thank you John!! I’m with you – pizza is the best! Hope you enjoy it! Hugs and love xox
I like your post and I love cauliflower pizza crust. And “aguacate”, as we say in Spanish, there are few foods that offer the same satisfaction as a perfectly ripe one. I hope you enjoyed it fully! Ill have to recommend this to my brother he’s totally doing the Keto thing right now. Great photos as well, all the same picture but taken in a way that I just kept looking at it in amazement. Great work!
Thank you friend! There is nothing better than ripe avocados!! Hugs and love xox
Here you go again! I would so try this, especially with the cauliflower crust w/crispy edges! 1 togo please!
Thank you friend! Oh the cauliflower crust really is so delightful! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
WOW! This does look delicious and You had me giggling at how excited You were over it! I’ve bookmarked it and will try it someday. Been curious about the whole Cauliflower crust thing! Thank You, Cheers and Rock on!!! 🙂
Thank you so much! Haha oh yes – I was excited for sure!! And the crust is amazing! Hugs and love xox
My pleasure! 💖🤗☀️
Thanks Laura Beth! Hugs and love xox
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Thank you 🙂 haha yes! hugs xo
I love avocados so much I have avocado flannel sheets and that’s not a lie.
oh my gosh that is absolutely amazing. i need a set! haha hugs xo
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This sounds so yummy!!
Aw thank you so much! It definitely was! Hugs and love xox