One of the things I love most about food is the ability to connect. Connecting to people or in the case of this cauliflower pizza, a place. Shortly after moving from my hometown, a pizza place started up that is delicious and inventive in their pizza toppings. I posted this pizza a couple years ago but after eating the restaurant’s version recently, I’ve changed up the recipe to closer resemble that pizza. This recipe connects me back to my hometown and with it, my family. Plus, it’s just a really good, funky pizza.
- 1 Pre-made or homemade dough for one pizza
- 4 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divdedd
- 1 to 2 tablespoons good Curry Powder
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley (see note)
- 4-6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400˚ F and place pizza stone in oven if using. Cut cauliflower florets into small, bite-sized pieces. in a roasting pan or sheet tray covered with parchment paper, toss cauliflower with 1 tablespoon olive oil and at least 1 tablespoon curry powder, enough to coat. Bake until browning, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn up heat to 500˚.
- Roll the dough out onto a surface covered in cornmeal (I used a large wood cutting board put some of you may have a pizza peel.) Roll/shape the dough out to about 14″ circe.
- Combine roasted cauliflower with red onion and parsley. Brush 1 tablespoon of oil over rolled out crust and spread cauliflower over crust.. Sprinkle cheese on top and slide pizza into the oven.
- Bake until crust is golden, 10-15 minutes depending on oven.
This recipe was inspired by a similar pizza I had at my favorite local pizza shop in Galesburg, IL (Baked). The flavors can change greatly depending on the curry mix you use. I highly recommend experimenting!
In place of the parsley, I like cilantro.
Variations for the Cauliflower Pizza
I think this pizza is all about the curry powder. You can of course make your own but I actually like to pick up a few different varieties and play around. This particular version I photographed was with an African Curry from this spice company (it was just enough spice). I also like this spice shop.
Greens: I’ll occasionally add a bit of spinach to this pizza for extra color.
Cauliflower: Sweet potatoes are another good option for roasting with curry powder then throwing on a pizza.
Cheese: I usually stick with fresh mozzarella because the flavor of the curry is predominant however, any good melting pizza cheese works.
Recipe originally published on May 15th, 2013, last updated on December 19th, 2015.