Cauliflower rice has become the rage as an ingredient in faux fried rice and as a low-carb pizza crust alternative. As an experiment, I tried similar adaptations of broccoli and have found it to work beautifully.
My family is always looking for something delicious and nutritious to eat on Erev Pesach (the eve and day before Passover begins). Since we cannot eat bread and it is customary not to eat Matzo until the seder, it is a challenge to find satisfying foods that will keep everyone full until the seder begins later in the evening evening.
I have created this delicious low-carb broccoli pizza recipe, suitable for Pesach. It is a simple pizza to prepare and pretty much fool-proof, as long as you keep the crust as dry as possible. It is important to squeeze out any liquid before baking and to layer the cheese on before any sauce to keep the crust as dry as possible. Feel free to experiment with different toppings.
It is simple. It is delicious. It will create a wow for your family this Erev Pesach.
1 pound of broccoli, grated to couscous consistency ( about 3-4 cups)
1/2 cup grated or shredded cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cups shredded muenster, mozzarella or cheddar cheese
1/2 cup marinara sauce (optional)
peppers, in small strips
onions, diced small
basil, rolled and sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Pulse the broccoli in food processor until grated to the consistency of couscous.
Pour the broccoli couscous onto a clean lint-free towel and squeeze out any excess liquid.
In a large bowl, combine dry broccoli couscous, egg, cheese, and seasonings.
Line a pizza pan with parchment paper and brush or spray generously with oil. Using a rubber spatula, spread the broccoli mixture onto the parchment.
Bake until the broccoli crust is golden and darker at the edges, about 20 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven, sprinkle with the shredded cheese and then spread a thin layer of sauce. Add your favorite toppings.
Reduce oven heat to 400 degrees F and bake for about 10 minutes more.
Allow to cool for several minutes before slicing with a pizza wheel.
Replace broccoli with cauliflower for another flavor alternative.