So delicious!  I can’t believe how good our pizza dinner was last night!  I met Rob Portinga last week when I was on the Wake-up Call radio show, and he told me about his gluten-free pizza crust made with quinoa.  I knew I needed to try it and I was not disappointed!  Read his blog here.

To make this pizza crust, you will need to plan ahead.  You need to soak the quinoa for 4-8 hours.  It’s pretty easy, really, just put some quinoa in a pan to soak in the morning when you plan to make pizza for dinner in the evening.

To make pizza crust:

  • 1 cup quinoa (soaked 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until the consistency of pancake batter.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Grease a 9-inch cake pan with coconut oil (or larger pan for thinner crust).

Spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.

quinoa pizza crust

Flip carefully and bake an additional 6-7 minutes. (I flipped it onto a cookie sheet and then put it back into the pan.)

quinoa pizza crust cooked

Top as desired and return to the oven for another 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

I topped with homemade tomato sauce, sautéed red onion and mushrooms, sliced olives, cashew cheese and a sprinkle of dried basil.

pizza

quinoa pizza

Wow, a dinner that tastes so indulgent but is actually quite healthy.  Thanks to Rob for the great idea!

pizza slice