BBQ Cauliflower Pizza
This is a veganised version of a BBQ chicken pizza. I’ve actually never had one and didn’t think I’d like BBQ sauce on a pizza but it’s really good. Cauliflower works nicely as a replacement for chicken as it has a fairly neutral flavour. It won’t really be much like chicken but is a good replacement when you don’t want to use more processed and expensive faux-meat. It soaks up flavours well and works really nicely on pizza. I think it would also be really good if you used tempeh instead of cauliflower or as well as cauliflower. I might try that another day. Or feel free to use vegan chicken-style faux meat if you want. Most BBQ sauces that I’ve seen are suitable for vegans. You can use whatever one you like or even make a homemade one if you feel like it. The red onion and fresh coriander goes really well with this and gives it a more fresh taste.
Ingredients for 1 pizza:
- 1 vegan pizza base (homemade or store bought)
- 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce (plus more for drizzling on top if you want)
- 1 small cauliflower or half a large cauliflower
- A few handfuls of grated vegan cheese (I used half a block of Violife for Pizza)
- 1/2 a small red onion
- Fresh coriander leaf (cilantro) as garnish
How it’s made
- Chop the cauliflower into small florets.
- Blanch the cauliflower for about two minutes, then drain completely.
- Toss the blanched cauliflower with 2 tbsp. of the BBQ sauce to coat it.
- Spread 1/3 of a cup of BBQ sauce on the pizza base, or more if you have a bigger pizza base or like more (I used quite a small one).
- Put the cauliflower florets on the pizza.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese over the cauliflower.
- Peel and thinly slice 1/2 the red onion. Put this on top (use as much as you like, I only added a little).
- Cook in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the cauliflower is starting to go
- brown in places.
- Sprinkle with chopped coriander (cilantro) before serving.
- Drizzle with extra BBQ sauce if you like.