QUINOA BASE PIZZA

Now, I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't enjoy the odd Dominos pizza every now and then.

However by the time my stomach has realised it's actually full, I've already demolished my pizza and 2 slices my girlfriend left of hers.

This pizza however is different:-

Serves 2, and is considerable smaller, but is definitely

MORE FILLING!

It stopped me wanting a dessert.

High in protein, high in fibre and very tasty!

And it really isn't too much of a faff to make!

 

Ingredients

For the Base


• 160g quinoa, covered by 1 inch of water and soaked for 6 - 8 hours (or overnight)
• 100mls water
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• Small teaspoon of garlic powder (optional)

Toppings - are down to personal preference, I opted for:

• Half-3/4 tin of chopped tomatoes for coating for base
• Green and Red peppers
• Button Mushrooms
• ½ mozzarella ball (can use alternative cheese)
• 2 slices of Parma ham
• Tea spoon of mixed herbs.

How to make filling deliciousness:

1. Soak the quinoa in water, covering it by at least an inch of water, for 6 - 8 hours (slight faff but got to be done)

2. Preheat oven to 220°c. Line a baking tray or 9” cake pan with grease proof paper and spray paper thoroughly with One Cal spray.

3. Thoroughly rinse quinoa, then add to a blender. Add remaining crust ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy, it should look like pancake mixture.

4. Pour mixture into frying pan and bake for 15 minutes on a low to medium heat, flip half way through.

5. Then oven bake for another 10 - 15 minutes until browned and edges are crispy.

6. Remove, then cover base with tinned tomatoes, cheese and the other toppings of your choosing.

7. Finally bake for 12 - 15 minutes until cheese has melted and started to brown.

8. Take out of oven, cool for a few minutes and then you’re ready to tuck in!