Quinoa Pizza Base
Eating is all about pleasure, so trying to make the foods we enjoy healthier and higher in nutrition should always be a goal!
Quinoa is a high protein, high fibre grain seed. It is particularly high in Leucine, an essential amino acid that is popular in sports nutrition, with 64 mg leucine per 1 g of protein. It is a source of B vitamins and minerals iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. It is also gluten free so a suitable replacement for wheat based foods.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like pizza so why not try another alternative to your wheat based slices.
Makes one 8 inch pizza:
- 3/4 cup of quinoa (soaked for about eight hours or overnight)
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs
- a sprinkling of chilli flakes (optional)
- Soak the quinoa overnight or for about eight hours in water . The quinoa should be covered by a few cm of water.
- Once you’re ready to make the pizza, pre-heat the oven to 190C. Then drain any water left in the quinoa bowl
- Put the quinoa into a food processor with the apple cider vinegar, herb, chilli flakes and salt. Blend for a few minutes until a smooth dough forms, it should look a bit like pancake mix.
- Line the bottom of a pizza dish or cake pan with olive oil or spray and cook, and pour the mix in. Bake for about 15- 20 minutes, until the base is firm. Keep an eye on it as it cooks pretty quickly.
Once the base is cooked you can take it out the oven and add the toppings of your choice. I prefer fresh toppings such as tomato paste, rocket, cherry tomatoes, Parma ham and buffalo mozzarella. You can however add your toppings and put the pizza back in the oven if you prefer a hot option.
I found this recipe on pinterest and just had to try it out. follow the link for the original sight. http://deliciouslyella.com/vegan-quinoa-pizza-crust-gluten-free-dairy-free/