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Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza

June 22, 2017

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza

There’s nothing better than picking fresh basil from your garden, or finding the perfect leafy bunch at the farmer’s market. Whip together a batch of mouthwatering, homemade avocado oil pesto with that beautiful bunch of anise-flavored basil.

Add in a cauliflower crust, fresh veggies, Primal Kitchen® Vegan Ranch, Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, Primal Kitchen California Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, and a top of mozzarella cheese, and you have a keto cauliflower pizza topped with rich pesto, sweet tomato, fresh basil, and gooey melted cheese.

Ready to get cooking?

Keto cauliflower pizza ingredients 

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza


For the pizza crust…

For the avocado oil pesto…

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 plum tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup broccolini
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (full fat!)
  • 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Vegan Ranch 
    Optional: Top with red pepper flakes 


For the cauliflower pizza crust...

  • Pulse cauliflower in food processor until it turns into rice.
  • Squeeze riced cauliflower through a cheese cloth or dish towel to remove moisture.


Draining the riced cauliflower through a cheesecloth set over a bowl to catch the water

After the water drains out of the riced cauliflower, squeeze the cheesecloth to remove any extra water

  • Place the cauliflower and coconut flour into a large mixing bowl.

Mix coconut flour into the drained riced cauliflower in a large mixing bowl

  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and spices until you’ve created a uniform liquid.
  • Combine the eggs and spices with the cauliflower and coconut flour, and knead the mixture into a smooth dough.

Mixing the egg into the cauliflower pizza dough with a wooden spatula

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and roll out the cauliflower dough into an even, circular crust about 1/2 inch thick. Brush the crust with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil.

Form the dough into a ball and spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. We used a rectangular shape.

  • Bake the crust at 400ºF for 30 minutes.

Browned cauliflower pizza crust next to pesto ingredients

For the Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil pesto...

Hands placing sliced mozzarella on top of the cauliflower crust spread with pesto

Topping the pizza...

  • Slice the tomatoes thinly.
  • Cut the broccolini into pieces. 
  • Slice the full-fat mozzarella cheese into even pieces.
  • Spread the pesto over the pizza crust in a thick, delicious layer.
  • Artfully layer veggies and cheese on top of the pesto.
  • Add a few thick lines of Primal Kitchen Vegan Ranch
  • Finish off with red pepper flakes, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and light drizzle of Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, if desired.
  • Pop the pizza in the oven for another 6-7 minutes at 400ºF, or until the veggies are tender.
  • Enjoy!

Placing sliced tomatoes on top of the cauliflower crust with pesto

Nutritional info (per serving):

Calories: 465

Carbs: 18 grams

Net Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 40 grams

Protein: 12.6 grams

Nutritional information calculated with Cronometer. 

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