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!
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.