Friday, April 4, 2014

BBQ Quinoa Crust Pizza

I've tried a LOT of different pizza crust recipes, and so far, this one is probably one of my favorites (either this one or my pinto pizza crust recipe)! Surprisingly easy, super delicious, and packed with protein. Did you know the quinoa grain is a complete protein all by itself?! This pizza just got even more awesome. And this crust combined with this BBQ sauce...oh. I think I've gone to vegan food Heaven...

BBQ Quinoa Crust Pizza.

BBQ Quinoa Crust Pizza; Vegan, Gluten-Free. Makes one Pizza.


For the Crust
  1. 1/2 cup quinoa, soaked 8+ hours
  2. 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  3. onion and garlic powders, to taste

  1. To soak your quinoa, simply add it to a medium size bowl and cover with water. Cover and let sit for at least 8 hours. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment. 
  3. Drain water off of quinoa and add it to a mini food processor, along with vinegar and spices. Process until a dough forms. 
  4. Scoop out dough and spread evenly onto parchment. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. While crust is baking, prepare your BBQ sauce (recipe below) and toppings of choice (I used sliced mushrooms and fresh spinach leaves). 
  6. Remove crust from oven, let cool 5-10 minutes, then spread about 3 T of BBQ sauce over crust. Add toppings and bake 10 more minutes. Remove, let cool 5-10 minutes, and serve!

For the BBQ sauce
  1. 1 T apple cider vinegar 
  2. 1 T agave nectar
  3. about 2 tsp lemon juice
  4. 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  5. 1 1/2 T no salt added tomato paste ( I use Muir Glen Brand)
  6. 1 T Bragg's liquid aminos
  7. 1/2 T arrowroot powder
  8. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  9. dashes of paprika, cumin, and onion powder
  10. 1/2 tsp spicy brown mustard

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small soup pot over low-medium heat and cook, stirring regularly, until thickened and warmed. 

Spicy BBQ sauce. 

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