Most of us have seen the many pins on Pinterest and numerous blog posts about the “perfect” paleo pizza crust. Determining which to try can almost be overwhelming. Well last year, we tried a cauliflower crust and an almond crust, but they didn’t leave us desiring to make them again. The cauliflower crust had to be eaten with a fork as it easily fell apart and the almond crust was a little to dry and the almond flavor overpowered the pizza, however, it held together.
After leaving the paleo pizza world for a while, I reentered it this week on a search for a recipe that would pass the crust test of it’s ability to be hand held and tasty. And…drumroll please…one has been discovered! We gave Detoxinista’s “The Secret to Perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust” a try and we were well pleased. The key is definitely reducing as much of the water from the cauliflower as possible and using parchment paper or a pizza stone for baking the crust. (We used parchment paper) The recipe does call for goat cheese, which is not a part of eating a strict paleo diet. If you prefer to omit the goat cheese, you could try the vegan option. I have not tried this option, but I am sure it is delightful.
Now on to the toppings…One side was for my husband, Jason, and the other side for me. Can you guess whose side is whose?
- We bought a rotisserie chicken from the store as the main topping for both sides of the pizza.
- Side One – tomato, goat cheese, bacon, roasted garlic
- Side Tw0 – goat cheese, bacon, roasted garlic, jalapeño
There are definitely more crust recipes to try, but I could honestly stop at this one. However, due to my foodie curiosity, I definitely plan to attempt Against All Grain’s pizza crust as I have never found a recipe of hers that I did not like. Have you found a paleo pizza crust that has passed the test? Or have you escaped the traditional pizza with out-of-the-box toppings like these from Paleo Grubs ? I would love for you to share!