Summary: Can pizza contribute to your 5 (or 7) a day ? Yes.
Especially if you swap flour for cancer-fighting cauliflower and make this wheat free, gluten free, grain free, low carb cauliflower pizza base.
Of course, many will argue that this is a world apart from a fire oven crop pizza crust, and they would be right, but cauliflower pizza crust is actually surprisingly delicious and super quick to make. And a really brilliant idea for those who want to reduce their carbs intake, whilst still enjoying pizza, with the added bonus of cauliflower's health benefits.
A square or rectangular cauliflower cut up in small squares would also make great healthy finger food at a party.
For a vegan pizza crust, replace every egg with 10g (about 1 tablespoon) chia seeds and 2 tablespoons water, mixed well and allowed to set for at least 30 minutes. Use all vegan toppings and leave out the cheese or use your favourite melting vegan cheese substitute.
Summary: You could make this in 5 minutes, by using canned lentils, jarred artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes.
Or you could go homemade and cook the lentils (it only takes about 15 minutes, especially if you add in a little kombu seaweed, which speeds up cooking for beans, peas and lentils), boil fresh spring artichokes in salty water before slicing them, and roasting your tomatoes in the oven. And these can be done in parallel.
Why not try the 5 minute version for a quick lunch or packed lunch, especially if you make your lunch for the day in the morning before leaving for work, like many of us do. And try the all homemade version when you have more time on your hands.
Either way, this is absolutely delicious, warm or cold.
Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter.