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BBQ Cauliflower Pizza

1 hr + 10 min


Our aim with this recipe was to keep the meal at under 2 Euros per serving (see the accompanying video), and so although it isn't the traditional way to make a pizza crust, we think it worked out super well for this budget-friendly recipe!



1 hr + 10 min


30 min


40 min


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Pizza dough

  • 2½ cups + 2 Tbsp (328 g)
    self-rising flour
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (6 g)

BBQ cauliflower

  • ½
    medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    barbecue sauce (or less for a milder BBQ taste)
  • ½ tsp
    garlic powder
  • ½ tsp
    onion powder

Pizza sauce

  • ¾ cup (184 g)
  • ⅓ cup (87 g)
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried basil
  • ½ tsp
    dried thyme
  • ½ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper

Garlic yogurt sauce

  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ tsp

Optional garnish

  • sliced green onion


  1. Combine all of the pizza dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until you have a smooth, firm dough. Add a sprinkle of flour if too wet, or a small splash of water if too dry.
  3. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C). Add the cauliflower florets to a lined baking tray.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  6. Pour half of the sauce over the florets, and toss to coat. Reserve the other half of the BBQ sauce for later. Bake the florets for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix together the pizza sauce ingredients.
  8. Lightly coat a work surface with flour. Divide the dough into two balls, as this recipe makes two large pizza crusts.
  9. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to the size of your baking tray - ours was 25 x 35 cm*.
  10. Divide the hummus-based pizza sauce over both pizza bases, and spread it out evenly. Leave about 1 cm around the edges of the pizza uncovered for the crust.
  11. When the cauliflower is removed from the oven, pour over the remaining BBQ sauce. Toss to coat.
  12. Divide and distribute the BBQ cauliflower florets over top of both pizzas.
  13. Bake the pizzas in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden. Rotate the position of the pizzas in the oven once at the halfway point.
  14. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
  15. When the pizzas are ready, drizzle some of the garlic yogurt sauce on top, and sprinkle with sliced green onion, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Self-rising flour is regular all-purpose flour, but with baking powder, and sometimes salt added to it. Self-rising flour can be found at most grocery stores located near the regular flour.
  • We used spicy hummus, but you could try other flavours that are available to you.
  • Nutrition tip: aim to use a plant-based yogurt that is fortified with calcium.
  • * If the rolled pizza dough isn't cooperating - either because it's not moulding into the shape you want, or if it rips - simply knead it a few more times until smooth, and try again. Keep your surface and rolling pin well-floured, so it doesn't stick.


  • Best to enjoy immediately.
  • The pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Grains & Starches 36%

self-rising flour

Proteins 21%


unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 43%

medium head cauliflower

tomato paste

clove garlic


unsweetened soy yogurt


olive oil


Nutrition info

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Damien - March 30, 2024, 9:02 p.m.

Much better than normal pizza!

Darcie - Aug. 1, 2023, 4:05 a.m.

My entire family loved this pizza (including an individual who is not a fan of hummus!) This recipe is a must try, and I'll definitely be making it again. I didn't have green onion on-hand so I substituted fresh basil which also paired well with these flavors.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 12:35 a.m.

Oooo so happy it was enjoyed by everyone, Darcie, it means so much!

Alexis - July 26, 2023, 6:40 p.m.

Was a little skeptical, but it turned out really good! Didn’t even need the yogurt sauce, but it was a nice addition ❤️

clara - July 19, 2023, 6:18 p.m.

perfect twist on a classic pizza (i love adding sweet corn too😋)

Erin Janda - July 2, 2023, 3:04 a.m.

PUL, you did it again! This pizza is amazing!!! We had to make our crust gluten free, since my wife has Celiac. Since gluten free baking can be a little fickle, we made the crust first and partially baked it before following the remaining steps, and it turned out perfect. For anyone who needs a gluten free crust, I highly recommend the King Arthur’s brand for gluten free flour options. We also opted for garlic hummus in the pizza sauce, which was delicious. I think switching up the hummus would make this recipe really fun when making it again.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 2:50 a.m.

Oh, Erin, so incredible to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share. Hugs to you and your wife 🤗

Marilena - March 11, 2023, 1:09 p.m.

One of the best pizzas I've ever had, it was just great in taste and rather easy to make. I didn't have any hummus and I substituted it with more tomato sauce. It was just excellent, can't wait to prepare it again!!

PUL Team - March 11, 2023, 9:33 p.m.

Awe it means so much, Marilena, thank you 🤗

Alice - March 8, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

I'm not really a hummus lover, but this pizza has been one of the best ones I have tasted!

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 7:02 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Alice!

Martunia - March 6, 2023, 11:37 a.m.

I just made it and ate one entore pizza all by myself, it was that good! It has also been my first time ever cooking with self-raising flour. Mine had salt in it and in the end the pizza crust turned out a bit too salty with the salt added as per the ingredient list (next time I'll skip it).

Tara - Feb. 25, 2023, 2:01 p.m.

We didn’t add the yoghurt sauce, but this was so yummy! So easy to make and my son enjoyed helping making the dough. I think this could be a family favourite!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 1:57 a.m.

So glad to hear, Tara, and love that your son was able to get involved 🥰

Anbe - Feb. 11, 2023, 5:43 p.m.

I love this one! So eager to dig in that I forgot the sliced green onion on the counter top....

Ajla - Jan. 7, 2023, 11:35 p.m.

This pizza sauce is everything. Love it!

Ashley - Aug. 18, 2022, 12:40 a.m.

Kids and I Cooked for dinner tonight. Everyone enjoyed it.

Katia - July 26, 2022, 12:55 a.m.

Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Thank you for the amazing recipe.

PUL Team - July 26, 2022, 7:47 a.m.

The thanks is to you, Katia, we're so happy to hear 😊

Tiana - June 10, 2022, 7:06 p.m.

Seriously so good! I never would have thought to use hummus on a pizza but it works, and the bbq cauliflower is so scrumptious.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 3:48 p.m.

Woop woop! So happy to hear, Tiana ✨

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:38 p.m.

My mind is blown with this pizza sauce!! And topped with the BBQ cauliflower ... just amazing.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:22 p.m.

Aww thank you, Erica, we appreciate it so much!

Jade - April 27, 2022, 8:35 a.m.

Made this for my family and it was a huge hit! Despite that fact that I was missing key pizza crust ingredients, so my crust came out super tough. The toppings, especially the hummus, were so good that no one cared and it was demolished in one sitting!

PUL Team - April 27, 2022, 5:51 p.m.

We're so glad it was enjoyed, Jade, thank you!

Romane - April 10, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

So good! It's m'y new way to eat an healthy pizza ! Thanks for this recipe and it s Indeed affordable.

I can't wait to share this pizza with m'
y friends and talk about your work ;)

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 1:11 a.m.

Oh, Romane, it means so much! We hope you and your friends enjoy it ☺️

Rae - March 20, 2022, 3:47 p.m.

Going to make this. Is it possible to freeze the dough?
Would love a whole video on pizza recipes/ideas or vegan cheese recipes! I end up missing cheese a lot.

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 1:35 a.m.

Hey Rae! We haven't tested it out although imagine the uncooked dough could be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1-3 months. You may want to split it into smaller balls or portions for quicker thawing. We've noted down the request for more pizza and cheese recipes and hope to share more soon 😃 In the meantime, in case you're interested and missed any, you can find some pizza and cheese recipes on our recipe page here:……

Ali - March 6, 2022, 1:04 a.m.

I really love this pizza! BBQ chicken pizza was something I missed when I stopped eating meat and this really fills that craving. I often throw on some red onion or pineapple (for a more tropical vibe) and it is always tasty.

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 4:51 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Ali! Love the additions too 🍍

Natalia - Jan. 22, 2022, 4:40 p.m.

Very flavourful, satiating and satisfying. The pizza crust is thin but the slices don't flop under the weight of the ingredients. The prep time was a bit longer, but not much given that we made a pizza home!! :) The portions turned out to be large enough to make it for dinner.

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

We're so thrilled the pizza was enjoyed, Natalia! Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with it 🤗

Anna - Sept. 11, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

I have a sort of a silly question! I don't care for cauliflower very much, but I love the sound of all the sauces and flavors in this recipe. I guess I'm wondering how much you can taste the cauliflower, and is there another vegetable that would work equally well? Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 4:01 a.m.

Hi Anna! Not a silly question at all 🙂 I find the sauces and other ingredients mask the cauliflower a bit with their delicious flavours, although if you don't enjoy cauliflower you may notice it. We've had some positive reviews with broccoli or pepper in place of cauliflower if those sound more desirable. We hope you enjoy the pizza if you give it a try 😃

Sabrina - Aug. 21, 2021, 8:01 a.m.

Another Winner!
The Mixtur with the creamy Sauce underneath and the tasty cauliflower was delicious.
Again my neighbour profited from it, too.
Creamy and crispy and spicy at the same time.
IT's not only budget friendly but a real comfort food. For rainy days highly recommendet.

PUL Team - Aug. 24, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the pizza, Sabrina, thanks a bunch!

Ray - Aug. 17, 2021, 5:24 p.m.

This is hands down the best homemade pizza that I have had the fortune of making. It was just so intensely flavorful and wonderful!

Hilary - Aug. 13, 2021, 3:42 a.m.

This pizza was delicious! I didnt miss the cheese at all. I'm not vegan but i've been tring to eliminate dairy. To find a pizza that tasted amazing without cheese was a win! The base was so creamy, and we had it with sliced avocado on top. Yum!

Alicia - Aug. 2, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

This was sooooo good! My husband and I really loved it. Can’t wait to have it again tomorrow! I esp. liked the pasta sauce! Creative..

Katy - July 28, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

We absolutely love this pizza! It's a staple for us! To switch it up, we trade out the bbq sauce for the buffalo sauce recipe found with the "buffalo style tofu sticks" recipe and it is -- amazing!!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

Mmm that's a delicious idea, Katy, thanks for sharing 🤗

Elizabeth - July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m.

Love all the falvour combos for pizzas you've got here Pick Up Limes! Would love it if you guys could come up with a pizza dough recipe made out of cauliflower or another vegetable please?!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:30 a.m.

Thank you for the request, Elizabeth, noted!

Kayla - July 27, 2021, 7:35 a.m.

Wow......just WOW!! I'm absolutely in LOVE with this recipe! (I think I became slightly addicted to it, lol.)

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the pizza, Kayla, it mean's so much!

Luisa - July 26, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

Wow, I wasn't expecting to love it THIS MUCH but I do. Goes really well with hot sauce or ramch if you feel like it!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:54 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Luisa, and so happy you enjoyed the recipe ☺️

Alicia G - July 25, 2021, 1:16 a.m.

This is surprisingly good! There are so many different flavors and textures in this dish, but they go together amazingly! Such a unique flavor! Think I’ll make it again soon.

Zashary - July 24, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

I love this pizza sooo much!!! My boyfriend and I make it all the time!

Laura - July 23, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

This pizza is a winner! I absolutely love it. It's full of flavour and feels healthy without compromising on the feeling of having fastfood. ❤️

Sarah - July 23, 2021, 6:28 a.m.

My husband's grandpa was told by his doctor that he needs to eat better and that he needs to eat more vegetables. I served this to him and told him how packed full of veggies it really was. As he took his next bite (he didn't even want to stop eating to talk) he said "my doctor would like you."

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:49 a.m.

Aww so sweet of you to make it for your grandpa, Sarah! Sending you both lots of love 🌻

Lucy - July 11, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

so so flavorful and fun!! loved making this with my (non-vegan) family, who enjoyed as well 🤎

Angelica - July 10, 2021, 6:26 a.m.

This is the most AMAZING and Delicious dish I have ever had. I loved how easy and simple it was to make and it turned out so so well. I send this recipes to all my friends and family. You have an amazing following from Ontario, Canada. Thank you for your outstanding recipes. Never stop making them:)

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:34 a.m.

Thank YOU for the glowing feedback, Angelica, much appreciated! Lots of love to Ontario ♥️

Jason - July 9, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

I didn't make this particular recipe, but I finally made your hummus pizza sauce and OH MY GOD! It was so fluffy and flavorful (I used roasted garlic hummus). It turned my simple homemade "cheese" pizza into something premium. It was the best pizza I've ever made!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:17 a.m.

Aww we appreciate this so much, Jason, and so glad the pizza sauce was enjoyed 🤤

Mary - July 8, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

This is my husband's FAVORITE meal. He now asks for it regularly, and asked me to make it for his birthday! So easy to make. Also, always make your own hummus for this. It gives a whole new level of amazing.

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3:19 p.m.

So lovely to hear, Mary! Happiest of birthdays to your husband if it's coming up 🥳

Carol - April 27, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

First time visitor. I think I am going to enjoy your site. For the yogurt topping for the pizza do you have a dairy free alternative?

PUL Team - April 28, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

Welcome to PUL, Carol! Soy yogurt and other plant-based yogurts (such as coconut or almond) are generally dairy-free 🙂

carol - April 28, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

Thank you!

Michaela - April 9, 2021, 12:08 a.m.

The bomb! So good. We have storebought cauliflower pizzacrust.

PUL Team - April 9, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

So happy to hear, Michaela! Thank you 😃

Gabriel - March 27, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

I made this recipe last year and it worked pretty good. Even though the dough was a little hard, I still enjoyed the meal.
I didn't had any cauliflowers left, so instead I just used broccoli, which made the pizza very tasty.
Thanks for sharing your recipes Sadia and the team of pickuplimes!
Greetings from Germany :D

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 8:43 p.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the pizza, Gabriel! Sometimes the dough can get a bit hard from over-kneading. Sending lots of love to Germany 🥰