Cauliflower and Green Bean Pizza

Its gluten free, filled with vegetables and has a ton of ingredients that will make the usual pizza a special treat! From Kindred Kitchen, a recipe that is both healthy and flavorful comes the cauliflower and green bean pizza: 

1/2 of a large head of cauliflower
2 tsp. dried parsley (or 4 TBSP of fresh)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
a couple of pinches of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
2 TBSP. olive oil
1 12-inch pizza crust (I used a frozen pre-made gluten free crust)
1/3 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese
6 ounces baby green beans (hericot verts)-fresh or frozen
Red pepper flakes to taste (I used about 1 tsp.)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
1. Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a covered saucepan. Add 3 TBSP. water, cover and simmer (steam) until very tender (about 7 minutes)
2. Drain the cauliflower and add to the container of a high-powered blender or food processor
3. Add the parsley, garlic powder, black pepper, cottage cheese and 1 TBSP. of the olive oil
4. Puree or process on medium until very smooth (you will want to scrape the sides of the processor bowl, or, if you are using a blender, use the tamper)
5. Spread the pureed cauliflower evenly over the pizza crust. Sprinkle the grated pecorino over top
6.  Top with the green beans and sprinkle red pepper flakes to taste. Drizzle the remaining 1 TBSP. olive oil and bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the green beans are tender
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Posted by Diane Araga, on January 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM