Showing posts with label olive oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label olive oil. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cauliflower Dip

Cauliflower Dip ... you won't believe the taste!
Ketosis alternative to hummus

This alternative took me by pleasant surprise. I was absolutely blown away at how delicious it is. Simplicity is another great benefit. This dip can be made in the time it takes to steam the cauliflower plus  a minute ... serve still warm or cold either is just as yummy.
Don't tell them it's good for them and they'll never know ♡

* Steam about 3 cups cauliflower florets and put them in a bowl.
* Add 3 tablespoons olive oil.
* Add 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
* Add 3 garlic cloves minced.
* Add 1.5 tablespoons tahini.
* Salt to taste.
* Blitz everything together with a stick blender and serve in a flat bowl spread with the back of a spoon to make some holes in to collect the oil and lemon.
* To serve sprinkle lightly with smoky paprika, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Apple slices, celery and radish slices for dipping. ENJOY!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Roast Vegetable Pizza

Roast Vegetable Pizza
Home made Pizza is the best ... topped with all the family favourites... everyone is happy.
Rye bread flour crusty pizza base made from scratch
You can use a purchased pizza base or pita/mountain breads make a great crunchy alternative... or make your own also very simple...


Individual serving sizes ... Vegetarian dish
  • 220 grams of Pizza or bread flour (I have have used a Rye bread flour), 1 teaspoon of dry yeast, a pinch of salt and about 150 ml of water ... dust with a little flour knead lightly and place in a bowl covered with a tea towel for the proofing process to happen...when doubled in size, knead lightly again and then form into your pizza base ... keeping it thin and pricking with a fork will mean a crispier base, thicker will be more bread like. 
  • While waiting roughly chop, uniform in size, all the veggies you like to roast I have used zucchini, pumpkin, capsicum, mushroom, cherry tomato and onion... drizzled in olive oil and chopped fresh herbs of rosemary, thyme, mint, salt and pepper. Bake these until just cooked through because the cooking process will be finished when on the pizza base.
  • Spread your choice of either a pizza tomato sauce or creamed cheese or maybe a basil pesto over the base and cover with the roast vegetables and a little grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Fresh greens used here are baby spinach and bean shoots
  • Finish off the cooking process in a 180 oven until the base is cooked through and crunchy on the bottom... serve topped with some fresh greens of your choice and a drizzle of olive oil.