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Carpaccio recipe of cauliflower, chicory and culatello – Italian Cuisine

  • 400 g clean white cauliflower
  • 200 g culatello
  • 80 g puntarelle
  • 1 pc Abate pear
  • parsley
  • capers in brine
  • lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the recipe of carpaccio of cauliflower, chicory and culatello, peel the chicory, cut them into thin strips and dip them in a bowl of cold water, so that it curls. Cut the cauliflower and pear into thin slices, without peeling it.
Blend a sprig of parsley with 1 tablespoon of capers, the grated rind of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon of oil, obtaining a green sauce. Arrange the cauliflower, the chicory and the pear on the plates, season with the green sauce and complete with the slices of culatello.

all the ways to prepare it from cauliflower to the sliced ​​bread – Italian Cuisine

Five original and tasty recipes for when you want pizza, but you can't cook the real one

There fake pizza is an exercise in creativity and taste, to try to reinterpret one of the great classics of Italian cuisine in a different key, perhaps for those who can't eat gluten or starchy foods, or simply for those who like to experiment, even with pizza. Here 5 alternative recipes to make delicious fake pizzas, different from the one we are used to, but equally tasty and tasty.

Cauliflower pizza

The pizza made with i cauliflower is one of the great classics among the "fake pizzas", ideal for those on a diet or, for example, is gluten intolerant and does not want to give up the taste of pizza. Yes, it will not be like the original one but the Pizza of cauliflower is really similar to the sister with the flour, try it to believe. Here's how to do it.

800 g of cauliflower
2 eggs
oregano, salt and pepper
tomato puree
mozzarella or fiordilatte
extra virgin olive oil

Cut the cauliflower into pieces and put them in a mixer to chop them into small pieces and then dry them well. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the Parmesan, salt and pepper and then add the cauliflower. After making a well blended dough, roll it out as you would with a classic pizza on a baking sheet with parchment paper trying to make a disc as homogeneous as possible, so as to avoid different cooking in the pizza. Cook in the oven at 180 ° for about 15 minutes and fill it with the tomato sauce (preferably halfway through cooking), the mozzarella and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and put it in the oven for 6/7 minutes at maximum temperature. Take it out of the oven and enjoy your fake cauliflower pizza.

Fast pizza with bread

How often do you feel like having pizza all of a sudden and don't have anything at home to prepare it? Maybe every night! Did you know that you can replace the pizza dough with the White bread and do a very good pizza anyway? They will suffice few minutes to make all your guests happy. This is the classic recipe daisy, but you can change the seasoning with what you have at home at that time, the result will still be very good!

600 grams of bread (remove the edges on each slice)
250 of mozzarella
250 grams of tomato sauce
oregano, salt and oil

Start by preparing the sauce for your fake pizza with the pancarré, cooking the passata with salt and extra virgin olive oil. Take the slices of bread and mash them with a rolling pin trying to create – perhaps with the help of the oven pan – a rise on the sides that will allow you to season it without letting the sauce turn out. When it is spread well add the tomato sauce and the mozzarella (or the one you like best and that you have at home at that moment) and cook in the oven at 220 ° for 10 minutes.

Fake pizza with piadina

If you are fed up with classic piadina raw, squacquerone and rocket you can reinvent classic Romagna food and bring a delicious fake pizza to the table. Simple and fast to prepare will bring taste to your lunch or your dinner. The recipe we are proposing is one margherita with sausage, but even in this case you can decide the taste based on what you like best, the process does not change! Here's how to proceed.

1 classic piadina
ready tomato sauce
1 sausage
smoked scamorza cheese
salt, basil and extra virgin olive oil

Spread a layer of tomato sauce and pieces of sausage on a piadina. Put it in the oven at 200 ° for 5 minutes. Add the smoked smoked scamorza cheese and cook in the oven for another 5/6 minutes. Add a basil leaf and bring your fake pizza with the piadina on the table.

Fake pizza with old bread

Do you have any bread at home for a few days and has it become hard and impossible to eat? Don't worry, it's perfect for preparing a delicious fake pizza. With this recipe, a quarter of an hour will be enough to bring to the table a simple dish but tasty that closely resembles that of pizza. If you have it speck and i porcini mushrooms at home you can prepare a perfect boscaiola.

hard bread or sandwiches
ready tomato sauce
Mozzarella, scamorza or fiordilatte
150 g of speck
100 g of porcini mushrooms
Extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Cut the bread into slices and place it on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wet it with oil, salt and pepper. Cook in the oven at 200 ° for 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and cook for another 5 minutes at the same temperature. At this point, lower the oven to 180 °, add the mushrooms and speck and keep the fake pizza made with the bread in the oven for another 5 minutes. A little olive oil at the end of cooking and your pizza will be ready to taste.

Fake zucchini pizza

Totally Vegetarian, it is a tasty and delicate dish, perfect for those who want to stay light and do not want to give up the taste of pizza. This recipe is without gluten and is ideal for those who are carrying out a diet ipocalorico. You will need to prepare the fake zucchini pizza:

750 g of zucchini
150 g of grated Parmesan cheese
30 g of potato starch
3 egg whites
150 g of tomato sauce ready
100 g of mozzarella
salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil

Crush the courgettes in a mixer after cutting them into small pieces. Dry them well and place them in a large bowl with the egg whites, salt and pepper, then add a drizzle of oil, potato starch and grated cheese. Prepare a uniform mixture and spread it on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook the base of the fake pizza with the zucchini in the oven at 180 ° for about 20 minutes. At this point add the tomato sauce and the mozzarella and cook the pizza for another 10 minutes at the same temperature. Take it out of the oven, wait a few minutes and bring it to the table.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Grated cauliflower makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice when you need a little carb detox. You can season this any way you wish – here I brightened it up with lime and cilantro and served it with a broiled pork loin. It has a couscous-like texture, and is perfect with chicken, pork chops, steak or anything you would normally serve with rice.

Does it taste like cauliflower? Yes, it does so if you’re not a cauliflower fan (I love it!) this may not be for you. But if you’re a fan like me, you’ll love this side dish! And it’s also vegetarian, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup  • Old Points: 1 pt • Weight Watchers Points+: 2 pts 

Calories: 61 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg • Sodium: 37 (without salt)


  • 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro


Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.

Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the saute pan. Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

Makes 5 servings.