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Quinoa- Multigrain Pizza

So quinoa is riding the popular tide and everyone, especially Dr. Oz highly recommends this seed for a multitude of reasons, especially its high protein factor amongst other things like balanced amino acids essential for humans. This plant, found in South America was considered sacred food by the Incas… I learnt today that Quinoa is not a grain but a seed! Did you know that? This “pseudo-grain” has found a permanent place in our household in more forms than one. This time in my super-duper fast homemade pizza J
QMPizza 2
Here’s my recipe
Ingredients for the Pizza base
1 cup of finely ground Quinoa flakes (available at Whole foods as a cereal)
1 pack of Fleichsman's rapid rising yeast
3 cups of multigrain flour (bought from Indian store)
1 tsp of each of these herbs and spices
Oregano
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Black whole pepper freshly ground
2 dry Cayenne Peppers crushed
Garlic flakes

Preparation of dough
Knead with warm water and 1 pack of Fleichmman’s rapid rise yeast to correct dough consistency – I think i used about 2 cups – but use water in small amounts after the first cup.
Keep closed for 10 minutes or as long as it takes for you to get the toppings ready
In the meantime let’s get to the toppings: I chopped up green peppers, onions, mushrooms, grated cheeses mozzarella, jalapenos, 1 habanero chili, cheddar and a pizza cheese blend (bought grated from store)
In exactly 1 tsp of olive oil, lightly sautee the toppings and keep - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY TSP OF OIL IN THE ENTIRE RECIPE!
I took a shortcut and used store bought sauce – not the ones that have sugar as their second ingredient listed, but Arrabiata sauce which is at once spicy and sugar-free!
Set oven at 425 degrees
Grease the pans you are using with non-stick olive oil spray
Roll out pizza, spread the sauce and add on some cheese, then toppings and lastly the rest of the cheese
Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The crust turns out adequately crispy yet soft, thin and quite delicious even to eat on its own.
Eat healthy Live and love long J
QM pizza 7QM pizza 9

QM PIZZa8QM pizza 6

QM pizza 4QM pizza 6

Linking this to my own event Fast Food NOT Fat Food

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Quinoa- Multigrain Pizza

So quinoa is riding the popular tide and everyone, especially Dr. Oz highly recommends this seed for a multitude of reasons, especially its high protein factor amongst other things like balanced amino acids essential for humans. This plant, found in South America was considered sacred food by the Incas… I learnt today that Quinoa is not a grain but a seed! Did you know that? This “pseudo-grain” has found a permanent place in our household in more forms than one. This time in my super-duper fast homemade pizza J
QMPizza 2
Here’s my recipe
Ingredients for the Pizza base
1 cup of finely ground Quinoa flakes (available at Whole foods as a cereal)
1 pack of Fleichsman's rapid rising yeast
3 cups of multigrain flour (bought from Indian store)
1 tsp of each of these herbs and spices
Oregano
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Black whole pepper freshly ground
2 dry Cayenne Peppers crushed
Garlic flakes

Preparation of dough
Knead with warm water and 1 pack of Fleichmman’s rapid rise yeast to correct dough consistency – I think i used about 2 cups – but use water in small amounts after the first cup.
Keep closed for 10 minutes or as long as it takes for you to get the toppings ready
In the meantime let’s get to the toppings: I chopped up green peppers, onions, mushrooms, grated cheeses mozzarella, jalapenos, 1 habanero chili, cheddar and a pizza cheese blend (bought grated from store)
In exactly 1 tsp of olive oil, lightly sautee the toppings and keep - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY TSP OF OIL IN THE ENTIRE RECIPE!
I took a shortcut and used store bought sauce – not the ones that have sugar as their second ingredient listed, but Arrabiata sauce which is at once spicy and sugar-free!
Set oven at 425 degrees
Grease the pans you are using with non-stick olive oil spray
Roll out pizza, spread the sauce and add on some cheese, then toppings and lastly the rest of the cheese
Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The crust turns out adequately crispy yet soft, thin and quite delicious even to eat on its own.
Eat healthy Live and love long J
QM pizza 7QM pizza 9

QM PIZZa8QM pizza 6

QM pizza 4QM pizza 6

Linking this to my own event Fast Food NOT Fat Food

 Nivedita's Only Original Recipes Event

'only'-original recipes[4]
Show and Tell's Hoi Aayi Re Event
HoliAayiRe
Srivalli's Kid's Delight and Versatile Kitchen's Restaurant Foods Event
Kids_Delight1 (250 x 204)


42 comments:

Shanavi said...

Wow !! am awestruck with this preparation..Damn good and healthy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, Priya, never ever heard of quinoa in pizza, but you are awesome, love it :)

Shobha said...

Very innovative Pizza recipe and a healthy one too.

Edible Art said...

oh what the heck!
this is just too brutal Priya !
you cant post something this delicious looking and expect my tummy to be okay with it, especially if it cant have a slice! :(

haha !

this looks WONDERFULLLLLL ~~ !

sojo said...

oooooo.... ooooo.... ooooo... I just can't stop staring at ur pizzzza.... wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks spicy and delicious dear :)

Archana said...

Lovely pizza. Can I come over?

kitchen queen said...

yummy colurful and droolworthy pizza.

Priya's Feast said...

Luv the Quinoa flakes in pizza...Really new attempt..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Can i have a slice dear ? Very tempting topping?

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

yummy and so tempting !!!

Anita Gupta said...

I love quinoa! no idea it came in flake form. I am going to sneak it into our pizza! thanks for the awesome tip!

Soumya Vineeth said...

Priya, this one is so rich and looks colorful, I am surely gonna try it!

S.Menaga said...

very nice adding Quinoa flakes in pizza..very tempting!!

Pushpa said...

Absolutely healthy and delicious pizza.

Hema Mahen said...

Lovely pizza looks so tempting...

Usha said...

Yummy pizza!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

So inviting and healthy too...

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divya said...

Very innovative Pizza recipe and a healthy one too.

Swathi said...

Multigrain pizza looks delicious.

Priya (elaichii) said...

Amazing!

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious pizza

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is definitely a healthy pizza, looks so yumm.

Vidhya said...

Loved the idea of in cooperating quinoa flakes and using whole grain flour in the pizza base.Wow a pizza that can be had with out guilt.

Priya said...

Watelse we need, love the crust with quinoa n multigrain flour,awesome!

Romina Garcia said...

That may just be the most delicious thing I have ever seen in my life.
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Paaka Shaale said...

WOW that's a very healthy twist to the classic Pizza. Looks very Tempting :)

bizzybakesb said...

I love the vegetables you used on top of the pizza. The idea of quinoa in the crust is a brand new one, at least to me. Great job.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow..super pizza and healthy too..


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Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so delicious and healthy too.

Harini said...

This is stretching pizza to another extreme !!Awesome creation..btw, how was the crust? soft n chewy??

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Rajani said...

Amazing use of quinoa,and a very happy feeling at having whipped up such a healthy pizza,pics look so colourful.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so healthy with quiona and multi grains in the pizza!

TipsNDeals said...

looks yummy and nutritious...

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely pizza:)

Biny Anoop said...

sounds very new.....looking yummy

Mina Joshi said...

Great and healthy looking pizza.

sweethome said...

A healthy pizza. Looks so tempting

Smitha said...

thats one healthy pizza...looks yumm and kids wont even know it!
Smitha
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Late Blooming Bohemian said...

One word,
YUM!

Mani said...

This pizza was out of this world!!!! I had no idea what quinoa was. You know I am not a big fan of all this health food stuff, but I never knew it could taste so great!!! The best pizza I have had in my whole life!!!

Mani said...

One more thing. You didn't make enough. :((((. Next time I want a large just for myself.

 

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