May 10, 2017 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
We’re getting pretty in pink with this cauliflower crusted pizza! Who wouldn’t want to gobble this up?
I’ve noticed over the past few months that pink hummus on toast has been appearing on cafe menus, instagram feeds and pinterest boards like a new Flo Rida summer tune. Everyone is hooked from the get go! And this pink love flooding photos on #toasttuesday is making me swarm into pink paradise! So I figured, since we love spreading this pink hummus on our toast, why not spread it on pizza!?
If you haven’t noticed already I’m a huge fan of cauliflower pizza crust. It’s a healthier alternative to the traditional crust being made primarily of vegetables. Although I must admit that it’s so tasty I eat 3x the amount of a regular serving size, probably putting it on par with the traditional crust. Meh, a girl can dream right? But cauliflower pizza crust is also SO flavourful being mixed with garlic, onion and nutritional yeast, and it’s a great way to use up that leftover almond pulp after making homemade almond milk.
One thing I’d like to mention about cauliflower crust is that it’s definitely not going to have the same bubbly and light feel as traditional pizza dough. Because it’s plant-based it doesn’t generate pockets of air from yeast like how a traditional dough rises when cooked. If comparing it to breads it’s sort of more like a flatbread. I’d also like to mention that this doesn’t bother me one bit! I love the texture of cauliflower flatbread; with its crunchy outer crust and softer inner. Of course, the crunchiness of the dough also depends on how thin you like to make your crust. The thinner you roll it the crunchier it will be. I typically make mine about 1/4 inch in thickness.
But now back to talking about PINK! This pink pizza starts with a cauliflower crust base, spread with beetroot hummus and topped with sliced avocado and arugula. Then it’s sprinkled with chia, salt flakes, sesame seeds and coconut shavings. The combination is cosmic! I love how the creamy flavours of the pink hummus with avocado pair, and the peppery arugula that gives a little crunch on top. It’s a match made in pink heaven. I’m telling you, if you’re loving the pink hummus and avo toast craze you’re going to LOVE this pizza too! So make your pretty in pink dreams come true with this pink pizza. And have a little fun with your food. That’s what it’s all about right?
Enjoy life. Eat pink pizza.