Created in New Zealand, this Cauliflower pizza is a delightful pizza worth trying at home.
Created as described, this type of pizza boasts a delicious flavor, matching the immaculate scent to enjoy.
If you enjoy a tasty pizza using a Tomato sauce this could be the new love of your life.
Pizza is a delicious and versatile food that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick lunch, a casual dinner with friends, or a celebration, pizza is always a great choice.
Not only is it tasty, but it’s also a convenient option that can be customized to your preferences.
With a variety of toppings to choose from, you can make a pizza that’s tailored to your specific tastes. Plus, it’s a great way to get in your daily dose of carbs and protein. So why not treat yourself to a pizza today and experience the joy of all that gooey cheese and savory toppings!
Pizza in New Zealand
Naples-style pizza is very popular throughout New Zealand, with a crunchy, crispy crust with a selection of toppings that are local from New Zealand, as well as imported Aged Cheeses and Meats.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from New Zealand here.
Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Cauliflower Pizza either in your backyard pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Cauliflower Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Cauliflower Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Cherry Tomato
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Cauliflower Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze remaining sauce for up to 3 months.
You can add a splash of olive oil for a great taste.
Preparing Cauliflower Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Cherry Tomato
I find this pizza mouthwatering as is, or you could make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Cauliflower pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
About Cherry Tomato
First cultivated in South America, Cherry Tomatoes are full of sweet flavor and can be found in both savory and sweet dishes. Although typically used as a vegetable, they are actually a fruit, because they come from flowers.
Cherry Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins and minerals that promote excellent health. They are packed with vitamin C, which plays a major part in many body functions.
When making Cauliflower Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
Although not a common topping, Egg is usually hard boiled and then sliced and allowed to cool completely, before being used as a topping on Pizza. However, some pizzas go well with a fried egg placed on top.
Eggs are very healthy for you. One egg contains only 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of high-quality protein, iron, minerals, vitamins and carotenoids. The humble egg contains amazing disease fighting nutrients, such as zeaxanthin and lutein.
How to Store
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make delicious pizza at home? Please read on!
What temperature should I use for baking pizza?
If you’re using a baking pan or pizza pan, preheat your oven pretty much as high as it can go. I’m talking about 500°F (260°C) or higher. If you’re using a pizza stone, don’t forget to preheat that as well. Always let it heat up for at least 30 minutes, before adding your first pizzas.
How long does it take to digest pizza?
It typically takes around 6-8 hours for pizza to digest in your stomach. The higher the fat content, the longer food takes to digest. Pizza has carbs in the sauce, crust and vegetable toppings, plus high fat and protein in any meat and cheese.
Why pineapple belongs on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on pizza, in my personal opinion. It’s a weird debate which has enveloped the world. Each person has their own opinion. If you like it, eat it, if not, then don’t. Easy!
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