Roasted red pepper and mushroom pizza

Bring back pizza lunch with this crispy pizza that is sure to be a favourite in your household! It offers a healthy crust without all the refined flours and sugars that are often found in traditional pizzas.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (click here for a great sauce with no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • basil leaves

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. The night before making the pizza, soak 1 cup of uncooked quinoa in fresh water. The next day when you are ready to make the pizza – drain the soaked quinoa and rise well.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Be sure to spray the parchment paper with coconut oil or olive oil spray before adding the pizza crust.
  3. Place the soaked quinoa in a blender with the olive oil, sea salt, baking powder, oregano, and garlic powder. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour and spread the mixture onto the baking tray.  With the back of a spoon spread out the batter to form a pizza like circle shape.
  5. Place into the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes You want the crust looking golden brown.
  6. Take the pizza crust out of the oven and spread on the tomato sauce. Top with mushrooms, roasted red peppers, onions, goat cheese and basil leaves.
  7. Place back into the oven for about 5 minutes or until desired crispiness.
  8. Allow to cool for a couple minutes before cutting and serving.

Serves 4

 

Nutritional analysis: calories 270, fat 11g, carbohydrates 33g, fiber 4g, protein 11g

 

Additional toppings that can be used:

  • pulled chicken (to increase the protein)
  • pineapple chunks
  • fresh tomato slices
  • green peppers
  • broccoli florets
  • asparagus pieces
  • black olives
  • arugula or baby spinach leaves
  • cilantro
  • mozzarella cheese
  • feta cheese
  • fresh garlic

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