Healthy Pizza recipe: Cauliflower crust with pesto sauce

Alpa Momaya

August 4, 2023

Eating pizza on a regular basis can be an unhealthy habit with major consequences. Now satisfy your taste buds while keeping a check on your diet by following this healthy pizza recipe.

Ingredients for the Crust

  • 2 cups of cauliflower (grated)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup low fat paneer

Ingredients for the pesto sauce

  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 8-10 almonds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • salt and Pepper to taste

Other ingredients

  • 1 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated low fat paneer
  • 3-4 slices of mushrooms, peppers, and olives.


  1. Blend all the ingredients required for the pesto sauce, coarsely to form a thick paste
  2. Dry roast the grated cauliflower (without stems) for 2 minutes and let it cool
  3. Put the grated cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as possible. Combine it with the remaining ingredients to form a thick dough
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
  5. Cover a baking tray with foil and grease it with a dash of olive oil
  6. Flatten and spread the dough to form a round disc, about 3 mm in thickness and bake for 20-30 minutes, till golden on the edges
  7. Cool the base for 5 minutes
  8. Spread a spoonful of pesto sauce on the base and top it with a mix of mozzarella cheese and paneer followed by slices of olives, peppers, and mushrooms
  9. Bake the pizza again till the cheese melts (approximately 10 minutes)
  10. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 5-6 minutes
  11. Slice it up and enjoy

Next time, there’s no need to think twice about eating a pizza. Just put on your chef’s hat, and get to baking. 

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About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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One response to “Healthy Pizza recipe: Cauliflower crust with pesto sauce”

  1. I like that inclusion of low-fat paneer in this recipe in order to be a bit more healthy. I will surely consider that ingredient when ordering a customized pizza soon. Ordering comfort food is always a very satisfying way to spend my cheat day from my diet.

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