Sunday, January 20, 2013

Delicious Pizza (Gluten and Grain Free) Recipe

Hello!  Yes- this is amazingly delicious gluten + grain free pizza!  Simple and minimal prep time and it isn't one of those recipes that just look like but don't taste like what you're looking for.  ;)
You do have to like quinoa, but it doesn't really taste like quinoa and you have to like flat crust pizza.

I used a combo of red and white quinoa, but any quinoa will do.  

1. Soak 3/4 cup quinoa for at least 8 hours.  Then rinse well and drain.

2. Add soaked/rinsed quinoa, 1/4 cup water, and 1-2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon with sea salt, and blend in a high speed blender till it resembles pancake batter.  I used a Cuisinart.  
I blended and scraped sides with a spatula a couple of times. 
If you need more water slowly add up to 1/4 cup more (I only needed 1/4 cup).

3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and coat a cast iron skillet with olive oil.  
Let skillet heat up in oven for approximately 10 minutes (good to do whilst blending- step #2).

4. Remove the skillet from oven.  Spread batter with spatula (see image below).  Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.  Flip {*} and bake (if necessary) for another 5-10 minutes.  

5. Add toppings of your choice! 
{*} Good to do this step after the flip too.  
I used tomato paste, olives, basil and Dr-Cow's nut cheese (last picture).

I haven't had pizza for so long so this was an especially nice treat... and no regrets later.  :) 

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