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TWO-INGREDIENT QUINOA PIZZA BASE (VEGAN, GF)

Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
Pizza night doesn’t have to turn into a cheat night. Make it just as delicious and enjoyable with this healthy family-friendly 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 pizza base freezers really well, so you can always make a big batch and stock it in the freezer, ready to be enjoyed later. Vegan & gluten free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 pizza

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
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

*See the blog post for soaking time.
Keyword pizza, pizza base, quinoa, turmeric