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Quinoa Pizza Crust

Making your own pizza crust with quinoa provides a healthy gluten free alternative that keeps the traditional pizza making experience delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 45 mins
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

Crust ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Black pepper
  • 2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 Cup Pizza sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 JalapeƱo peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Soak the quinoa in a bowl with enough water to cover all the grains and let it soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  • After the quinoa has soaked for 8 hours, preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Drain the quinoa with a sieve.
  • Blend all the crust ingredients together, except for the olive oil in a blender until smooth.
  • Grease your pizza pan with the olive oil.
  • Pour the batter onto your pizza pan and spread it evenly with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until it's a nice golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and flip the crust, return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until it's a nice golden brown.
  • Please watch carefully as not to burn the crust, it will depend on the thickness.
  • Gather your toppings together, we used tomatoes, jalapeƱos, garlic and cheese.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over the crust, then add toppings.
  • Broil the pizza for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.