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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, and a top of mozzarella cheese, and you have yourself a low-carb, keto-friendly pizza party! 

The final highlight? Refined avocado oil handles heat better than other oils. 

Ready to get cooking?


Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza


For the pizza crust…

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano

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 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.


Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

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

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

  • 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.

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

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

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

  • Bake the crust at 400ºF for 30 minutes.

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

For the Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil pesto...

  • Add the basil leaves, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic cloves, Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the food processor.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth.

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

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 Avocado Oil, if desired.
  • Pop the pizza in the oven for another 6-7 minutes at 400ºF, or until the veggies are tender.
  • Enjoy!

Pesto Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

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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