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Indian spiced cauliflower pizza w/ banana, goat cheese & zesty coriander pesto

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Indian spiced cauliflower pizza w/ banana, goat cheese & zesty coriander pesto

Indian spiced cauliflower pizza w/ banana, goat cheese & zesty coriander pesto

This pizza is packed with delicious, punchy flavour. A combination of warm spices, gentle sweetness and the brightness of herbs.

½ medium cauliflower

1 teaspoon curry powder

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

Oil for roasting

½ medium All Good banana – thinly sliced

50 grams goat feta – roughly crumbled

Pesto

¾ cup olive oil

1 clove garlic – roughly chopped

Handful fresh mint leaves

Handful fresh coriander leaves

Handful fresh parsley leaves

¾ cup toasted cashews

Sea salt and cracked black pepper

Pizza Base

1 ¼ cups almond meal

1 cup tapioca flour

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs

1 free range egg – lightly beaten

½ cup milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

To serve (optional): finely sliced spring onion, mint leaves, sesame seeds, chilli flakes

Pizza Base Method

Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius

Combine all the pizza base ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside for 5 minutes. Mix well.

Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Use a thin spatula to spread the mixture into a thin circle that is roughly 30cm in diameter and 1/2cm thick. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden and place on a rack to cool. Can be made up to 24 hours in advance

Topping method

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cut cauliflower into florets. Drizzle generously with oil. Sprinkle with the curry powder, turmeric and cardamom. Season generously and toss well.

Roast for 20 minutes until slightly tender and the tips are browned.

Use a small food processor or stick blender to blitz the pesto ingredients to a relatively even consistency. Taste and season generously. Store in the fridge.

To assemble

Preheat oven to 220 degrees.

Spread the pizza base with the generous dollop of pesto (the recipe will make more pesto then you probably need). Top with the cauliflower pieces, sliced banana and crumbled goat cheese. Bake for 8-12 minutes until the crust is golden on the edges. Top with cracked black pepper, chilli flakes (if desired), spring onion and sesame seeds.

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