TWO-INGREDIENT PIZZA BASE (VEGAN, GF)

Pizza night doesn’t have to turn into a cheat night. Make it just as delicious and enjoyable with this healthy quinoa & turmeric pizza base. With only 2 ingredients (yes, you’ve heard it right!), it will probably be the easiest pizza base you’ll ever make. This vegan pizza freezers really well, so you can always make a big batch and stock it in the freezer, ready to be enjoyed later.

 

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We have a ‘tradition’ in our family that Friday night is always a pizza and movie night. I personally can’t remember the last time I had a shop bought pizza, just because making your own pizza base is so easy and simple and you can taylor it to your own taste.

 

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The only preparation required when making this super easy vegan pizza is soaking quinoa overnight (around 7-8 hours). However, talking about soaking – last week I totally forgot to cover quinoa with water the night before. Instead, I soaked it in hot water (2 to 3 inches above quinoa) for only 2 hours and it still worked great. So, if you’re short of time, you can still work this pizza magic (and no magic wand required by the way…)

 

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The great thing about this pizza base is that you can totally adjust it to your taste buds. If you’re not keen on turmeric, omit it altogether or replace with the herbs of your choice (mixed Italian herbs, paprika or Indian spices work really well).

 

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For the pizza sauce, I like using any kind of pesto, hummus or just tomato puree. My recipes below would work really well for the pizza sauce:

 

BASIL & KALE PESTO

 

CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH HUMMUS

 

When it comes to toppings, I would let your imagination run free and use whatever toppings you fancy. This time I chose grilled asparagus, tomatoes, rocket salad and toasted pine nuts. My daughter loves making her own pizza with ham and pineapple whilst my partner uses whatever he can find in the fridge (as long as there’s plenty of cheese to cover it all).

 

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The beauty of this pizza is that everyone can make their own, so there won’t be any of ‘Mum, I don’t like this, I don’t like that….’ It’s also a great way of getting the kids involved in the kitchen.

 

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I’m delighted to report that the recipe has been tried and tested for over 50 times (it’s not even an exaggeration) on all the family members, friends and even the attendees of my healthy eating workshop that I presented at the end of last year. Everyone keeps raving about this pizza and I hope you will too.

 

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Wishing you a cosy pizza night. I would love to hear (or even see) what you topped your pizza with?

 

Healthfully yours,

 

Tania x

 

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TWO-INGREDIENT PIZZA BASE (VEGAN, GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Pizza night doesn’t have to turn into a cheat night. Make it just as delicious and enjoyable with this healthy quinoa & turmeric pizza base. With only 2 ingredients (yes, you’ve heard it right!), it will probably be the easiest pizza base you’ll ever make. This vegan pizza freezers really well, so you can always make a big batch and stock it in the freezer, ready to be enjoyed later.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
Ingredients
For pizza base:
  • 1 cup quinoa, soaked overnight & rinsed (*see post)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder (or herbs of your choice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
For pizza sauce:
  • Refer to post for suggested recipes
For pizza toppings:
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7-8 green asparagus spears
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A handful of fresh rocket salad (arugula)
  • Optional: toasted pine nuts
Instructions
  1. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan and line the baking tray with parchment paper. You might want to spray the paper with a little oil to stop the pizza base from sticking.

  2. 2. Place soaked and rinsed quinoa in a food processor. Add turmeric (if using) and salt & pepper and blend for around 5 minutes until smooth consistency.

  3. 3. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread it in a circle shape with the back of a spoon (I make my base about half an inch thick). Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

  4. 4. In the meantime, place asparagus and cherry tomatoes on a separate baking tray. Season with olive oil, salt & pepper and place in the oven for around 8-10 minutes.

  5. 5. When the pizza base is ready, remove from the oven, spread with a generous layer of pesto (or whichever sauce you’re using), top with roasted vegetables, fresh rocket salad and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe Notes

*This recipe yields 1 large pizza

 

35 Comments on “TWO-INGREDIENT PIZZA BASE (VEGAN, GF)

    1. Hi Claire. It doesn’t get easier than this, I must admit. I really hope you get to make this easy pizza for your dad and hope he will enjoy this as much as I do! Have a great pizza night on Saturday:)

    1. Thank you Christina! Haha, I get exactly the same when I see a picture of the recipe and get really intrigued about the ingredients used, it’s a good guessing game:) I’m glad you like the recipe. Thank you for popping in to my blog. Have a great day, Tania x

    1. Thank you so much Beth. Pesto makes a busy mum’s life sooo much easier, doesn’t it?! I’m glad you like the recipe:) Have a great day, Tania x

  1. I can’t believe this base is just 2 ingredients – amazing. I am going to have to try this for our next pizza night.

    1. Thank you so much Danielle – I’ll be humbled if you get to try this recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as my family does:) Have a good day, Tania x

  2. I just can’t believe how simple this great recipe is!!! Only two ingredients!!! You genius you! And yeah, Friday is normally a pizza night here too, but it normally ends up with Jon ordering a take away one 😉

    1. Ah thank you my friend! Haha, there’s nothing wrong with a takeaway pizza from now and again – life has to be lived! Really miss you my friend and can’t wait to catch up after my holiday xx

    1. Thank you so much Vanessa! I will be honest – it took my young daughter 3 attempts and finally, she’s now joining in! I hope your children will be more persuasive than mine lol x

    1. Thank you Linda. Every time I make this pizza (and I make a lot of it!), it surprises me how little you need to rustle up a good meal:) I hope you get to try this easy recipe soon x

  3. Can’t wait to make this tonight!! I soaked my quinoa before i went to bed last night and forgot to drain them before I left for work. Do you think it’ll be okay if the beans have been soaking for a whole 12 hours? I hope it won’t mess the recipe up because I can not wait to eat this when i get home!

    1. Hi Jillian. So sorry to have missed your comment. I switched off from the outside world for a little whilst on holiday. The soaking time should have been absolutely fine. I hope it came out ok and hope you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you so much for stopping by on my blog x

  4. I’ve never thought about making my pizza base healthier, even though I love eating pizza with lots of veggies on top. I have to give this a try. 🙂

    1. Hi Sivia! The healthy pizza base doubles the health benefits (according to my simple maths lol), which means you can eat twice as much, right?! Thank you for stopping by on my blog x

  5. I had no idea you could use soaked quinoa to make a pizza base. I’ll have to try this. I’m not vegan but about once a week I go a day and eat vegetarian or vegan. Helps keep things balanced for me.

    1. Thank you so much Jill. It’s a great healthy and easy recipe to have in stash when you only have a handful of ingredients to work with:)

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