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Truffled Mushroom Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

An elevated take on vegan pizza with truffled mushrooms, tofu cheese spread, fresh figs, arugula salad, all on a crispy cauliflower crust!

Being a huge fig fan myself, this is one of my absolute favorite pizza variations I've ever made. The sweetness of figs pairs perfectly with the rich truffle oil fragrance on the mushrooms, tied together by a creamy but light tofu cheese, which requires only 5 ingredients!

And for the cauliflower crust, I made this one using cauliflower flour, or as I call it, "cauliflour" ;) But if you're having a hard time finding that you can definitely make it with fresh cauliflower! I wrote the detailed methods down in this recipe for Creamed Spinach Pizza with Homemade Cauliflower Crust


INGREDIENTS:

For the crust

1 cup cauliflower flour

1 cup rice flour 

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 cup water

Salt to taste

For the truffled mushrooms -

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoons white truffle oil

For the tofu cheese spread -

1 cup extra-firm silken tofu

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 - 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste


TO MAKE:

- Preheat oven to 350°F;

- In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients for the crust, once well combined, add water little by little to  form a dough;

- Add the oil to the dough and knead to incorporate, let the mixture sit and rise for 30 minutes;

- Flatten the dough and shape with your hands into a round shape about 1/2 inch thick, then bake for 15 minutes;

- Meanwhile, start preparing the truffled mushrooms, heat 2 tbsp of truffle oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the minced garlics and sauté till fragrant, add the mushrooms, and cook about 5 minutes or until mushrooms soften and moisture almost evaporates, finally add the thyme and a small pinch of salt, turn off heat and set aside;

- In a blender, blend all the ingredients for the tofu cheese till very smooth;

- When the crust is ready, spread with the tofu cheese and add the cooked mushrooms, return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes;

- Toss a handful of arugula with a drizzle of truffle oil and ground black pepper to taste, top the pizza with arugula salad and sliced figs. Enjoy!


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