The words "cauliflower" and "pizza" might not share an immediate connection — but what you may not know is that many specialty pizza shops have begun to include cauliflower crust pizza on their menus. This type of pizza's crust is made from ground-up cauliflower, mixed with a binding agent such as egg, sprinkled with herbs, and rolled thin.
If you encounter this trendy style of pie on the menu of your favorite pizza parlor, you might want to give it a shot. Beyond being able to snap some shots of it to share on social media and show how hip you are, here are some things that you'll enjoy.
If you're someone who has to or chooses to follow a gluten-free diet, you may seldom get to enjoy pizza. That's because gluten-free pizza crust often leaves a lot to be desired. However, when you order a cauliflower crust pizza, you can enjoy it because it doesn't contain any gluten.
This pizza's crust, in fact, has no grains of any type, which makes it perfectly safe for you to eat. Even if you don't try to follow a gluten-free diet, you may notice that you feel bloated and perhaps even sluggish after consuming gluten. You won't get these feelings when you enjoy a cauliflower crust pizza.
One of the surprising things about cauliflower crust pizza is just how flavorful the crust is. Cauliflower, on its own, certainly isn't known as the most flavorful of vegetables. However, pizza makers mix it with herbs and other ingredients that can make the crust very flavorful — and often offer more flavor than a standard wheat crust. For example, a cauliflower crust may have garlic, rosemary, basil, thyme, and Parmesan cheese mixed in with it. This means that even when you have a couple remaining bites of crust, you'll enjoy the flavor.
Even if you aren't the biggest fan of vegetables atop your pizza, you probably know that they're valuable to include in your diet. When you opt for a cauliflower crust pizza, you're getting a significant amount of vegetable in the crust alone. The vitamins and minerals in vegetables, of course, are critical to a healthy diet. Perhaps you enjoy meat lover's pizza but are concerned that outside of the tomato sauce, you're not getting any veggies. The same toppings, albeit on a cauliflower crust, make the pizza healthier for you.
For more information, contact your local pizza restaurant.