Healthy Pizza is not an oxymoron anymore with this Quinoa Crust Pizza! Hurray! Imagine all the pizza you can eat! Seriously, this pizza was so good and you really couldn’t make out that it did not have a bread crust. It made my husband go for 1, 2 and 3 slices! That’s when I realized, it’s not my brain pretending to like the crust just to make sure I eat healthy, but the crust is actually good! 😀
My inspiration for the quinoa crust pizza? My need to innovate with quinoa like I mentioned in my other innovative quiona post (Yes. I admit it. I am promoting my post) & the multitude of cauliflower crust pizza recipes available online! Here are the reasons why you should try this pizza yourself:
- Quinoa cuts cholesterol and cheese… eh… not so good I know. So, with 2 things that negate each other, am I consuming ZERO bad stuff? That’s an idea, wouldn’t you say?
- No fear of the ill effects of all-purpose flour pizza bases
- Yesterday was National Pizza Pie day. So if you did not celebrate it with a yummy pizza, you can call any day your Pizza pie day and have no guilt attached to it!
- Shape it into a heart and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped, heart-healthy food for the special ones in your heart! Tacky statement but true 😛
If you want to eat an out and out lean pizza, go easy on the cheese (Even with the cheese, it is just 130 calories/slice vs 250-300 cal/per slice of regular pizza). I did not do so because you know; I need photographs (or an excuse in the name of photographs :)). Really guys, would I have been able to convey to you, how awesome this pizza was without this drool worthy ooey gooey cheesy pizza picture? Here is a pictorial view of the recipe (Eggless crust is the mini heart pizza at the very end):
While the instructions on the packaging says I need to cook quinoa in 1:2 ratio with water, I like adding thrice the amount of water because it makes the quinoa nice and fluffy while twice the amount retains a crunch. The choice is yours. If there is excess water, you can always strain the quinoa once cooked.
For the eggless crust, I just skipped the egg while making the crust. More tips on this in the “My Take” section.
Last but not the least; the toppings obviously are your choice. What you add, mushrooms, pepperoni, chicken, tofu, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and how much you add is all up to you.
Quinoa Crust Pizza