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Banting pizza base with bacon, mushroom and spinach topping

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


Banting pizza base:

• 1 cauliflower
• 1 egg
• 1 cup (250ml) grated mozzarella
• 1 tbsp (15ml) psyllium husk
• ¼ cup (60ml) almond or coconut flour
• Salt and milled pepper

Bacon, mushroom and spinach topping:

• 4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
• 1 cup, (about 125g) button mushrooms, sliced
• 1 clove garlic
• Pinch dried chilli flakes
• ¼ cup (60ml) grated Edam cheese
• Salt and milled pepper
• Handful baby spinach

Preparation method

Banting pizza base:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into smaller florets and lightly steam. Pulse in a food processor to create crumbs. Take care not to over-blend or you will end up with purée. Alternatively, you can steam ready-crumbed cauliflower.
  2. Should the cauliflower retain any water, place it in a clean dishcloth and twist to remove all the liquid.
  3. Mix the cauliflower with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicon sheet.
  5. Place 'dough' onto the baking sheet and press out into desired shape.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200ºC for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Bacon, mushroom and spinach topping:

  1. Add a splash of oil to the pan.
  2. Fry bacon until crispy.
  3. Add mushrooms, and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and chilli. Cook until mushrooms are soft.
  4. Scatter cheese over pizza base, top with bacon mixture and season.
  5. Bake, until cheese is bubbling.
  6. Top with a handful of spinach, and serve.