Recipe for National Pizza Day on February 9

When you celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9,  try something new that also adds an extra serving of dairy: put Greek yogurt on your pizza! This recipe for Cauliflower Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pesto & Grilled Veggies is protein-packed and full of flavor.
For the cauliflower crust:
– 12 cups cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 medium heads or 3 lbs)
– 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
– Pepper
– 1 1/3 cups + 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated and divided (about 3.5 oz)
– 2 large egg whites

For the Greek yogurt basil sauce:
– 1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
– 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh basil, roughly chopped
– 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
-Salt/pepper to taste

For topping:
– 1 small zucchini, sliced
– 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
– 1/2 inch thick
– 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
– 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
– Fresh basil, for garnish

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large food processor, process the cauliflower until it is fine and the texture of rice.
3. Place the cauliflower into a LARGE bowl and microwave for 7 minutes, stir, and microwave for an additional 7 minutes. Then, let the cauliflower stand until cool enough to handle, 10-15 minutes.
4. Dump the cauliflower into a thin kitchen towel. Ring out ALL the excess moisture to avoid soggy crust.
5. Transfer the cauliflower back into a large bowl and add the garlic, salt, Italian season, a pinch of pepper and 1 1/3 cups of the Parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined and then add the egg whites, mixing until well combined.
6. Divide the cauliflower into 4 balls (about a heaping 1/2 cup each) and spread onto on the pizza pan, leaving a ridge for the crust. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
7. While the pizza bakes, combine the Greek yogurt, basil and garlic in a small food processor until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides down as necessary.
8. With the food processor on, stream in the olive oil until well mixed. Set aside.
9. Then, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.  10. Combine the sliced zucchini, tomato and olive oil in a small bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Grill until charred, about 2-3 minutes a side. Place onto a plate and set aside. Keep your grill on.
Once the pizza is cooked, remove them from the oven and preheat your broiler to high heat for 3 minutes. Take the remaining 4 tablespoons of cheese and sprinkle it onto the pizzas (1 tablespoon each) and broil for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and melted.
11. Spread some of the Greek yogurt sauce on each pizza and then top with the grilled veggies and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place the pizzas onto the grill until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes.