Asparagus and Garlic Scape Pizza with Vegan Cauliflower Crust

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There’s a whole bunch of spring vegetables comin’ at you today, readers! First, some business:

1. It’s garlic scape season!!! Get yo self to the farmer’s market and see if you can get your hands on some. Make some pesto, or this pizza!
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2. Cupcakes and Cashmere’s wedding. In a word: perfection. Discuss.

Ok back to the recipe. Michelle first tipped me off to cauliflower pizza crust. I didn’t have eggs in the house both times I’ve made this, so I modified this vegan cauliflower crust recipe.

Note: This does not taste like traditional pizza crust. It’s almost potato-like, and I love it. Also, you can’t really pick it up and eat it with your hands (although, rest assured, the Huz tried). I eat mine with a fork like the civilized midwesterner that I am.

Asparagus and Garlic Scape Pizza with Vegan Cauliflower Crust, serves 2-3
-1 head cauliflower
-3/4 cup flour (I used brown rice flour, but any will work) + a little extra for dusting your baking sheet
-3 flax eggs (or regular eggs)
-1 t salt
-1/2 t each basil, oregano, and rosemary
-3 T olive oil
-1 bunch asparagus (try for the thin asparagus if you can find it)
-1 bunch garlic scapes
-1 1/2 cup cheese (I used Daiya mozzarella, but I think a combination of mozzarella and parmesan would be great!)
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Let’s prep: assemble flax eggs (1 T ground flax plus 1 T water), roughly chop the cauliflower.

Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process about 20 seconds until it looks like this:
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Add the cauliflower to a large bowl and combine with the flax eggs, flour, salt, and spices. You might have to knead with your hands.
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Add a little flour to your baking sheet and spread out the dough with a spatula.

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Bake the crust at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

While the crust is baking, cut your scapes into about 2 inch pieces. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and saute the garlic scapes until they start to soften. Break the ends off your asparagus and cut into 2 inch pieces. Add them to the garlic scapes and saute for about 5 minutes.
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Remove crust from oven and spread with about a tablespoon of olive oil.
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Sprinkle cheese on top of pizza and add the garlic scapes and asparagus.
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Bake about 10 minutes or until crust is browned a bit.
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2 thoughts on “Asparagus and Garlic Scape Pizza with Vegan Cauliflower Crust

  1. Erica a. says:

    I totally want to try this but I might need to beg you to make it for me!

  2. Radhika Sarohia says:

    That looks delicious, nice photos!
    My cauliflower crusts do not look like that yet, mine are way more messy and falling apart

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