Asparagus and Garlic Scape Pizza with Vegan Cauliflower Crust

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!

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!)

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:

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.

Add a little flour to your baking sheet and spread out the dough with a spatula.



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.

Remove crust from oven and spread with about a tablespoon of olive oil.

Sprinkle cheese on top of pizza and add the garlic scapes and asparagus.

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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