The quinoa pizza crust is delicious, a bit doughy and another great way to make pizza healthier! The quinoa needs to be soaked for 8 hours so I'd soak it before heading out for the day, or before bed if you want to make it for lunch.
I love dairy, but dairy doesn't love me so I used Daiya vegan cheese in this recipe. It taste and melts like real cheese! You can use regular mozzarella cheese instead.
Update: I've been making the crust as a 'flatbread' to eat with Indian Curry/Butter Chicken instead of naan. Instead of Italian Seasoning and Cheese, I used 1/2 teaspoon Cumin, 1/4 teaspoon chili podwer, and 1 tablespoon of oil in the batter. The recipe is really forgiving/flexible! Totally satisfies my craving for carbs!
Quinoa Crust - 2 servings
3/4 cup Quinoa
1/4 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Clove of Garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds or Mozzarella Cheese
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Toppings - I used all veggies to keep it vegan, but use whatever you like!
3. Drain the quinoa with a sive.
5. Pour the batter into your pan and spread it evenly with a rubber spatula. I like it about 0.5 cm thick.
a. Line a 9 inch glass pie plate with parchment paper. This makes one personal size pizza using half the pizza batter.
b. Grease a cake or pizza pan with olive oil, heat the pan in the oven for 5 mins prior to use.
c. Grease a cast iron skillet with olive oil, heat the skillet in the oven for 5 mins prior to use.
Be careful when handling the hot pans, use oven mits.
Use whatever size pan/skillet you have. The size of the pizza will depend on how thick you like the crust and how big your pans are, I prefer thin crust 'cause it's pretty hearty. A thick crust gets pretty dense.
Update: If you don't care for a perfect round shape, I found parchment paper and a baking sheet works just fine. Option b & c are still good if you don't have parchment paper around. Because the batter is a lot like pancake batter, you can make fun shapes! I made a heart shape by pouring the batter and finessing it with the back of a spoon. You can also use a condiment/squeeze bottle for better control. If you're not good at free hand drawing, you can use a drawing underneath the parchment paper and just trace it with the batter. Don't forget to remove the drawing before baking! Next time, I'm going to make a dinosaur pizza!
7. Remove from oven and flip the crust, return the crust to the oven and bake for another 10 mins until it's a nice golden brown.