A creative and healthy gluten-free recipe for Southwestern Cauliflower Crust Pizza.
Asheley and I get on these binges where we will watch like
3 4 5 an all-day marathon a few episodes of Chopped. For those of you not familiar with the show, four contestants are presented with a basket of 4 ridiculously random ingredients and have a short window of time to come up with and execute a creative dish. Three judges then critique the dishes and send someone home after each round, until one victor remains with a $10K check.
Now, unfortunately there is no $10K check being awarded today, but YOU get to be the judge. That’s right, YOU get to be Alex Guarnaschelli. Chris Santos. Aaron Sanchez. Scott Conant. or Geoffrey Zakarian. Actually sorry, Asheley just said she calls dibs on Geoffrey Zakarian. She has a pretty gigantic crush on the silver fox. Can’t say that I blame her either.
Welcome to the Chopped Cooking Challenge: Food Blog Edition 🙂
So, let me present to you the contestants….
All 3 of these guys have amazing blogs and if you don’t already follow them, you need to. A brief intro about them…
Mike from The Iron You lives in NYC. He’s into all that triathlon, exercising, paleo-esque living sorta crap. You know, he’s that healthy friend that gives you the judgemental look as your scarfing down a hot dog with a side of ice cream. But really, he has some super unique and healthy recipes on his blog that I’m always crazy impressed with.
David from Spiced Blog is our brotha from New York-tucky (i.e. upstate). The dude comes up with some pretty creative recipes, and is a wizard at grilling and homemade ice cream making. I keep asking him to ship me some ice cream, but he never does. Jerk.
Sean from Snack Fixation also lives in NYC and is your go-to guy for all things snacks. The dude reviews all sorts of delicious snacky-deliciousness and also posts some of his own recipes here and there. You need to check out his instagram to keep up with all the amazing stuff the man eats around the city.
Okay, so today’s basket….
Avocado. Sriracha. Mortadella. Cauliflower.
Yea, I know. Not a basket of ingredients you typically see together. But we dudes each came up with a recipe for you utilizing these 4 ingredients.
You obviously know mine. It’s this Southwestern Cauliflower Crust Pizza.
Mike @ The Iron You made… Cauliflower Crust Mortadella and Cheese Panini
David @ Spiced Blog made… Fried Cauliflower with Spicy Avocado Cream
Sean @ Snack Fixation made… Spicy Mortadella Pasta Salad
So now it’s time for you to decide. Who’s the victor?
And just a note for my recipe here…
I used mortadella because, well, I had to. It was a basket ingredient. Feel free to substitue grilled chicken/steak, cooked ground beef, or just leave the meat out and make it vegetarian 🙂Print