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Pizza Bianca with Cauliflower "Ricotta"

Pizza Bianca with Cauliflower "Ricotta"

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Bianca with Cauliflower
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish: 40 mins


  • 1 head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slabs
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly smashed
  • 2 scallions, white and tender green parts cut into 1-inch pieces and green tops thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 2 cups loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat feta, crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees . Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet on the bottom rack of oven.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower with garlic and white and tender green parts of scallions. Add 2 tablespoons oil and paprika; season lightly with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast on bottom rack of oven, stirring once or twice, until tender and lightly browned in spots, about 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Add miso and 1 tablespoon water; puree until smooth.
  4. Raise oven temperature to 500 degrees . On a floured surface, roll or stretch dough into a 14-inch round. Transfer to parchment paper and spread with cauliflower puree. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Slide pizza and parchment onto stone or baking sheet and bake until crust is lightly charred and risen, about 8 minutes. Transfer pizza to a cutting board.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine green scallion tops, parsley, basil, mint, chives and tarragon with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Mound salad on top of pizza, garnish with crumbled feta if desired and slice into 6 wedges.