Crimson Flatbread Pizza!

Hello from Utah!

Oh my gosh, I have been having such a blast with my family! And we have been eating well, oh my stars.

Monday night we went to the Seafood Buffet, which is hands down my favorite meal of the entire year. I dream about it! haha

And then tonight, we’re going to Fireside Dining. Picture ginormous wheels of raclete cheese, melting by a massive stone fireplace with a roaring fire, popping and hissing, all in a big lodge overlooking the ski slopes. It is idyllic.

But last night, my sister in law and I went to a film at Sundance, and so we ate at home, and I made this delicious creation!

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It’s a wonderful and festive…cauliflower flatbread!!!

Yes – you read that correctly: a crust made out of cauliflower.

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I always call the humble cauliflower my kitchen superhero, because it is so versatile. I’ve made breads, crusts, alfredo sauce, rice, mashed potatoes, soups, steaks, poppers, all out of the humble white crucifer.

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This is a Beet and Brussels Sprouts Cauliflower Flatbread with Avocado and Pomegranate Seeds!

Incredible. And it was Grain and Gluten Free, Specific Carb Diet Friendly, and Paleo, with a Vegan option!

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I made enough for two flatbreads…one for me, and one for everyone to sample. It was a hit, lemme tell ya!

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Here’s what you need: (Serves 2-3. Makes 2 flatbreads)

Crust:
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp of Almond Flour
3 egg whites (Vegan option: 2 chia eggs)
1 tsp salt

Toppings:

1 large beet
12 brussels sprouts
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 avocados

Tools:
Food Processor
2 Baking Sheets
Large Frying Pan
Mixing Bowl
Tin Foil (I use non stick – and it’s seriously a game changer!)
Parchment Paper
Good Chef’s knife – (This is the one I use and love)

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Break the cauliflower into florets and place in the food processor. Process until it resembles rice. Then, place the cauliflower rice in a clean kitchen towel, paper towel, or cheesecloth and wring out all the excess liquid. This is a really important step!!

Then, place your wrung-out, dry cauliflower rice into a mixing bowl with the almond flour, egg whites, and salt. Stir to combine. Divide this “dough” in half. Cut four pieces of parchment paper. Place half of the dough onto one sheet of parchment. Place another sheet on top and “smoosh” out the dough until it is rather thin. (It should be the size of a dinner plate.) Repeat with the other half of the dough. Place the two “parchment sandwiches” onto two baking sheets and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the edges turn golden brown.

Meanwhile, prep the rest of the veggies. Scrub and dry the beets and cut them into 1/4 inch rounds. Place the rounds on a tin foil – lined, olive oil sprayed baking sheet. Spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 40 minutes in a 400 degree oven, flipping once halfway though.

Finally, cut the brussels sprouts in half, lengthwise – through the core. In a large frying pan, place them in a single layer, cut-side-down in 1 Tbsp EVOO. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let them cook, untouched, for about 7 minutes over medium heat. Then, flip and allow to cook on the other side for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until you’re ready to assemble.

When you’re ready to assemble the flatbreads, mash two avocados with salt, and cut the roasted beet rounds into matchsticks. Spread half of the avocado onto each of the flatbreads. Leave about 1 inch of a border. Then, place the brussels sprouts and beets on top. Garnish with about 2 Tbsp of pomegranate seeds. Serve room temperature.

E-gads! This was a meal for the record books! It was seriously the hit of the supper. So delicious. It’s hard to believe that the crust was made out of cauliflower.

Here’s a testament to how delicious it was: I made an extra one for everyone to have a piece. Now my dad and brothers are all big meat eaters. (They’re Atkins guys.” And they loved it. Seriously. Not a “pity” like, but a straight-up, genuine, Facebook-endorsed “like” of my meal!

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The flavors were so unique and wonderful. The avocado was buttery and rich, with the nutty and chewy crust. (You really could pick it up like a slice of pizza!) And then the beets had an earthy sweetness that paired beautifully with the savory brussels sprouts. Finally, the pomegranate seeds provided this interesting burst of juicy sweetness that rounded everything out.

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And best of all, it was truly beautiful! I made one “artsy” – with an argyle-like design. And my personal favorite was a more “rustically fabulous” presentation. My family said they could see this being served at a restaurant.

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Well, that’s all for now. Gotta get back to the mayhem that’s ensuing with my nieces! They’re calling for me to get in the hot tub with them!! haha

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43 thoughts on “Crimson Flatbread Pizza!

  1. I’m looking forward to trying the cauliflower flat bread. We had cauliflower mashed instead of mashed potatoes last night. It’s such a versatile and delicious vegetable! Glad to see the recipe … and the good time with family and friends on the ski slopes.

    1. Thanks Jan! I hope you love it! It really is – there’s so many different ways to enjoy it! Hugs and love xox

  2. I just made a veggie flatbread pizza last week myself with grilled peppers, brussel sprouts, onions, basil, tomatoes and goat cheese. So yummy!! This picture is making me hungry LOL😁

    1. Oh yum!! I love basil! It’s so fresh and delicious! And goat cheese! YUM! Hugs and love xox

  3. It is so unfair! You get me a-droolin’ every time before breakfast time in South Africa. It’s only 06:24 at the time of reading. I love the wheat & gluten free way of cooking and I am a real beet-hoven when it comes to veg. Hoven in this context is Dutch (Nederlandsch) for head.

    1. Haha oh gosh you’re so funny Pete! And yes! I love beets too! Haha haha beet hoven that’s awesome ! Adding a new word to my vocabulary! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  4. You are my great heroine cook, my dear friend Caralyn 🙂
    Really, I am amazed about your cooking skills and as I am vegetarian I must frankly say: you are just wonderful 🙂 You give me many inspirations but not only for cooking recipe…
    Cauliflower and brussels sprouts belong also to my favourite as you can make many tasty cooking variations with it.
    So thank you, my dear friend 🙂
    Hugs and love
    Didi

    1. Haha awww thank you Didi!! I live having fun in the kitchen 🙂 yes! Those are my favorite foods! Have a great night! Hugs and love xox

    1. Aw thank you so much!! Hahah oh my gosh that is seriously so kind!!!! Big hugs to you xox

  5. I just saw this post! Yay Utah! The southern part of the state is where the tourists love to go for outdoor recreation. My family loves down here. If you find yourself down this way and need anything, don’t hesitate to ask.

    1. Thanks William! Utah was so great! Lucky you to call such a beautiful place home! And Aw thanks for saying that!! Hugs and love xox

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