Quinoa Crust Pizza

How about a healthy crust pizza that is truly a healthy?

 

Quinoa Crust Pizza (Source)

 

Ingredients:

 

Crust:

½ cup quinoa

1 ½ cup water (for cooking the quinoa)

1 large egg

½ tsp mixed dried herbs / Italian seasoning

¼ tsp garlic salt (optional)

¼ cup shredded cheese (Parmesan works well)

 

Topping:

4 Tbsp of pizza sauce

Handful of spinach leaves

2-3 pitted green olives

Few slices of bell pepper

Few slices of onion
Handful of chopped cherry tomatoes

¾ cup shredded Mozzarella

 

Directions:

 

  1. Add quinoa to water, bring to a boil. Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed and quinoa becomes fluffy.
  2. Add the dried herbs, garlic salt and shredded cheese. Mix well. It will reach an almost dough-like texture.
  3. Beat the whole egg. Add it in and mix. Now the dough-like quinoa mixture becomes spreadable.
  4. Take a pan of choice (like a cookie sheet). Line it with parchment paper/foil and spray with cooking oil.
  5. Take the quinoa mixture in hand and shape it like a ball. Place it on the cookie sheet and spread the quinoa into a shape you like. It almost spreads evenly by itself. Just use your hand to guide it. Make sure that the thickness is consistent.
  6. Place the pan in a preheated oven for 10-13 minutes at 350F.
  7. Take it out of the oven. Let it cool for a minute. Spread the pizza sauce on top. Layer the toppings and cheese and bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese melts and the sides start to turn golden.
  8. Let it cool for a minute so that the crust holds together.
  9. Carefully cut into slices and serve.
Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM