Quinoa, pronounced as "Keen-wah" is a gluten-free whole grain that provides 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is commonly used in salads, which is another delicious way to have it, but why have salad when you can have pizza?!

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!

Pizza Sauce
Daiya Cheese
Jalapeno Peppers

Step 1:

1.  Soak the quinoa in a bowl with enough water to cover all the grains, give it a stir and cover.  Let it sit for 8 hours.
<p>We made it! I eat glutenfree for about a year now and feel much better. But pizza... i dig it! So I made this version and I loved it. The left one is normal pizza dough and the right one is quinoa. It was delicious!<br>I used soft goat cheese since I'm allergic to cow's milk.</p>
<p>That looks great! I want pizza now! =D</p>
<p>Just made this and it's good, however I omitted the cheese in the dough and instead </p><p>used almond meal/flour (not quite a 1/4 cup). I didn't have Italian seasoning so I put in oregano, garlic granules (in addition to fresh garlic cloves) and onion powder. I topped mine with pizza sauce, finely chopped kale, sliced onions and drizzled on olive oil. Mmmm&hellip;mmm.</p>
Your version sounds delicious too! <br>
Your version sounds delicious too! <br>
Your version sounds delicious too! <br>
I love this recipe! I tried it recently and i decided to be adventurous. My other passion is home made sourdough bread, so I added some whole wheat flower and my own yeast starter. The flavor was even better then before. If you don't have gluten allergies I highly recommend it. The recipe is still healthy and it gives the crust a tasty Quinoa flavor without being overwhelming.
<p>mmmmm... I love sourdough! </p>
looks yummy
what a great idea. I eat so much qinoa its so good for you... I'm going to try this :)
I can definitely use wheat free recipes--thanks a bunch for posting it!
That looks awesome! Quinoa is so great. What a cool, healthy idea!
I love quinoa! And this looks like another great way to use it! Thanks!

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