This Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe is a low carb keto pizza dough that is high in protein and veggies yet low in carbs and calories! Top your cauliflower pizza crust with anything you like, such as with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, olives, vegan mozzarella and basil!
Vegan Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza
I’ve always loved cauliflower pizza when I was craving pizza but wanted something healthy and diet-friendly! However, in the past I made the low carb cauliflower pizza crust with eggs and parmesan cheese. So now it’s highest time to share the vegan version that is at least as delicious – or even better!
In this recipe, I use flax meal as an egg replacer instead of real eggs. Also, I use almond flour for more protein and fiber and nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy flavor instead of regular Parmesan. The almond flour also makes the crust crispier. In my original flour-less recipe, it was even softer.
Ingredients for the Low Carb Pizza Crust
- Flaxseed flour (or ground chia seeds)
- Almond flour (or chickpea flour)
- Nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
- Salt & pepper
- Garlic powder (or fresh garlic clove)
- Italian herbs (e.g. a mixture of basil, oregano and thyme)
-> Ideas for the pizza topping can be found below!
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Step 1: make cauliflower rice and steam it.
Start by processing the cauliflower florets in a food processor until you have cauliflower rice. However, be careful not to purée it! Then microwave it for a few minutes until tender. Alternatively, you can put it in a fine-meshed sieve. Then place this on a pot with some water in it, cover and steam it.
Tip: Feel free to check out my carrot lox recipe for a visual instruction on how to steam veggies in a pot.
Step 2: squeeze out the cauliflower rice.
After that let the steamed cauliflower rice cool. Then, place a clean tea cloth in a bowl, add the cauliflower rice into it, and squeeze out any excess liquid as best as you can.
Note: This is a very important step, otherwise the cauliflower pizza crust will not crisp up. You’ll be surprised at how much water actually comes out!
Step 3: Make cauliflower pizza dough.
Next, put the dry cauliflower rice in a bowl. Then add flax meal, almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings and mix everything together to form a dough.
Tip: Instead of almond flour, you could also use chickpea flour. Furthermore, you could replace the flax meal with ground chia seeds or slightly less ground psyllium husk.
Step 4: Bake the pizza dough.
Now you can preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cauliflower pizza dough on the prepared sheet. Then put a piece of plastic wrap on it (so it won’t stick) and roll out the dough into a thin pizza.
Bake the pizza dough in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. Then flip it over, if possible, and bake for 5 minutes more. Don’t worry if you don’t succeed in flipping the pizza. The pizza crust will be a little less crispy but it will be still delicious!
Step 5: Add pizza toppings
Meanwhile, you can prepare the tomato sauce and toppings. I topped my cauliflower pizza with homemade tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, Kalamata olives and vegan mozzarella, but you can do it however you like.
After adding the toppings on your pizza, bake it for another 10 minutes. Then let it cool a bit, garnish with basil or other herbs or vegan parmesan. Slice and enjoy it!
Delicious vegan pizza topping ideas – tips and suggestions
What can I put on a vegan pizza? What are the best vegan pizza toppings? The answer is: there are endless possibilities! There are really so many plant-based toppings you can put on your pizza. Here are a few suggestions:
- Base: tomato sauce or a delicious pesto.
- Vegetables: tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, arugula, corn, peas.
- Fruits: pineapple, avocado.
- Protein: chickpeas, edamame, beans, tofu, vegan mince.
- Extras: olives, capers, hot peppers, artichokes.
- Cheese alternatives: vegan mozzarella, vegan grated cheese, tofu feta, vegan parmesan cheese.
- Spices: oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper
This vegan cauliflower pizza crust recipe is
- Quick & easy to make
- No yeast needed
- Low Carb
- Low in calories
- Perfect as a side dish or main meal for lunch or dinner!
More Vegan Low Carb Recipe
- Pizza Soup
- Zucchini Fries
- Low Carb Keto Bread
- Broccoli Nuggets
- Hummus Veggie Wraps
- Tom Yum Soup
- Spinach Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
- Veggie Noodles with Peanut Sauce
If you try this easy cauliflower pizza recipe, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a photo of your low carb keto pizza and share it on Instagram or Facebook, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love seeing your remakes! Happy cooking! 🙂
Vegan Cauliflower PizzaAuthor:
- 1 (500 g) medium head of cauliflower around 17.6 oz (500 g)
- 2 tbsp flax flour or ground chia seeds
- ⅔ cup (60 g) almond flour or chickpea flour
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes optional
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder or 1 chopped clove
- 1 tsp Italian herbs e.g. a mixture of basil, oregano and thyme.
*Note: Please check out the recipe video + step-by-step instructions above!
- Process the cauliflower florets in a food processor until you have cauliflower rice. Then cook in the microwave at 800 watts or in a steamer for about 6 minutes.
- Allow to cool, then place in a clean tea cloth and squeeze out any excess liquid as much as you can.
- Put the cauliflower rice in a bowl. Add the flax meal, almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning and mix everything together to form a dough.
- Preheat the oven to 392 °F (200 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the cauliflower pizza dough on the prepared sheet. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top (so it doesn't stick) and roll it out into a thin pizza.
- Bake the crust for about 20-25 minutes. Then flip it over, if possible, and bake for 5 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce and toppings.
- Top the pizza as desired and bake for 10 minutes more.
- Lots of tips and suggestions on how to top your vegan pizza deliciously, as well as more information about this recipe, are written in the blog post above!
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