Quinoa Crust Pizza

Pizza could be one of the most diverse dishes out there, not only can you  choose your toppings depending on your diet preferences but even the crust!

This is always going to be a special dish as this is the first meal I made in my new kitchen. Maybe I’ll post pictures of my kitchen soon, yay or nay? 🙂

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There are essentially two parts to this meal, the crust and the toppings. Instead of making the pizza sauce I bought an organic ready made one, however if you have more time you can surely make your own or if you have less time maybe a buy a ready made whole wheat GF crust to save you time.

Lets get to it!

Ingredients:

Crust –

  • ¾ c. quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ c. water
  • ½ t. sea salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 tsbp olive oil.
  • 1 tbsp italian herbs

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Toppings –
  • 2 capsicums cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives
  • 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp of organic canned pizza sauce

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Instructions
Crust:
  1. Rinse the quinoa and place the rinsed quinoa in a bowl and cover it with water. Let the quinoa soak overnight (at least eight hours).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C
  3. Drain the water and rinsed quinoa into a food processor along with the water, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Process the mix for about two minutes until it is smooth in consistency.
  5. Oil the pan you will use and pour the batter into the cake pan atop the oil, smoothing it out evenly.
  6. Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  7. Carefully flip the crust over, and bake it for another five minutes.

Toppings :

  1. Top the pizza with pizza sauce, capsicums, mushrooms and olives
  2. Bake the pizza for another 10 minutes until your toppings have cooked through.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Sahtein!


14 thoughts on “Quinoa Crust Pizza

  1. Yeah, who doesn’t like pizza? So many different ways to get it! When I was avoiding all sugars for health reasons, I got my pizza with no sauce, chicken, and tomatoes (since some places add in lots of sugar to their sauces). That combination has remained my favorite to this day!

    Do post pictures of your new kitchen, sounds awesome! 🙂

    • Will try to get some up soon then 🙂 The consistency was surprisingly good, crusty on the edges and doughy in the middle

      Try it out and let me know how it works for you x

  2. I absolutely love quinoa….just ate some for lunch today. 🙂 So I am super excited by this pizza crust! Looking forward to following your blog!

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