Quinoa Crust Individual Pizza
Having a good repertoire of quick-and-easy meals is imperative for starting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s equally important to find healthy ways to prepare some of your favourite meals so that you never feel deprived of food, but rather thrive from food.
This recipe has to be one of my favourite meal makeovers! It’s plant-based, gluten-free, and can easily be adapted for egg allergies (swap the egg for a flax egg) or dairy allergies (swap cheese for nutritional yeast). Give this recipe a try, and see how quick and easy healthy can be.
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
- ½ tbsp. oregano
- 1 egg
- 4–8 tbsp. low-sodium tomato paste
- ¼ cup cheese, grated
- 1 cup assorted vegetables, thinly sliced (or other favourite pizza toppings!)
Preheat your oven to 425° F (218 °C).
Combine quinoa with egg and oregano. Spray a cookie sheet with extra virgin olive oil (or line with parchment paper). Form quinoa into four individual pizza shells and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and top each with 1–2 tbsp. of tomato paste, ¼ cup of vegetables or other pizza toppings, and cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Makes 2–4 servings.
Sharisse Dalby is a Registered Nutritional Counsellor helping families and children beat their health struggles with a focus on digestive and emotional issues in a simple and effective way.
She is passionate about helping as many families as possible by delivering her expertise, support, and encouragement through her online consultations.