Quinoa Pizza

Being Italian there are certain foods I could never completely give up and  real pizza is one of them!  However I will only indulge in the occasional wheat pizza when I am in Italy once in a while. It always leaves me feeling bloated so I have decided to come up with a healthy alternative. I eat a lot of quinoa, I simply love it.  It is high in fibre and rich in protein so ideal for vegans and vegetarians. It is so versatile. You can use it in salads, burgers and pizzas. The good thing about quinoa apart from being incredibly healthy is that it leaves you feeling light and fulfilled.


For the crust:

2 cups of cooked quinoa

1 egg

1/4 white onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of olive oil

a handful of basil

1/4 teaspoon of oregano

1/4 thyme



For the topping:

tomato puree or sauce

a handful of goats cheese

a handful of rocket

a handful of black olives

a handful of artichokes

Place all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor and blend till smooth. Put baking paper in your pizza tray and pour the mixture spreading it evenly and keeping it thin. This is important so the crust does not remain soft in the middle. You want a firm base. Place it in the oven at 190C. It will cook rather quickly so keep an eye on it. It should take about 20 minutes.

Once the pizza crust is ready remove it from the oven and place your chosen toppings. You can either pop it back in the oven for another 10 minutes or leave your toppings raw. I like to put mine back in the oven with the tomato sauce and goats cheese so the cheese melts and I then put the rest of the ingredients on top after. You can choose any topping you like. This not only is a healthier way to eat your pizza but it is also delicious! Enjoy!






Published by daniatrapani

I believe in teaching, educating and making people aware of their health, diet and lifestyle choices. I encourage my clients to understand the importance of a healthy diet as well as a balanced lifestyle in order to achieve optimum results. Each of my clients is treated as an individual and I combine a mixture of nutrition and naturopathy to create a tailored health programme.