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Green Revolution Pizza w/ GF Quinoa Crust

I was inspired by Well and Full’s Green Goddess Pizza on Pinterest, and instantly knew I wanted to make this.  Except gluten free.  And my favorite most successful way of doing that, was with my Quinoa Pizza Crust.

There are lots of ways you can make this, with all different kinds of green leafy vegetables sprinkled on top, or different kinds of sprouts to change up the flavor and crunch.  I enjoyed my toppings of sliced baby tomatoes and artichokes, with spinach and alfalfa sprouts placed on after the fact.  You could sprinkle different kinds of nuts like sliced almonds, or pine nuts, or different types of olives, maybe even some more vegan cheese if you desired, or just leave it all green and healthy.  It is very nutritious for you, as all of the ingredients that go into making this pizza is nutritious for your body in so many different ways.

Greens are often not included enough in the American diet, as it is something people just don’t often like the taste of (because our taste buds are tainted with too much processed sugary foods!).  But I believe everyone probably has a way they would enjoy them if made properly, whether it be in a pesto like sauce that is full of greens, a herb filled dip, a rich and vitamin-packed salad, a power boosting smoothie, or something like this where you can layer them on top of pizza, bite in and enjoy!  So there are lots of creative ways you and even your kids can enjoy greens, this is only one of my favorite ways I am getting more greens into my life:)

Green Revolution Pizza

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • PIZZA CRUST:
  • 1/2 Cup - Quinoa (soaked overnight, OR cooked fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp - Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp - Ground Flax/Chia
  • 6 Tbsp - Filtered Water
  • 2 Cloves - Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp - Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp - Italian Spices (parsley, oregano, etc, up to you what flavor you want it to be).
  • -
  • CHEESY CASHEW SPREAD:
  • 2/3 Cup - Cashews, soaked for 4hrs
  • 1/4 Cup - Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup - Vegan Milk
  • 2 Cloves - Garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp - Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp - Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp - Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seed
  • Filtered Water (if too thick)
  • -
  • GREEN SAUCE:
  • 1 Bunch - Parsley
  • 1 Handful - Basil Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup - Olive Oil
  • 1 - Lemon, juiced
  • 2 - Shallots (bulb, stem and all)
  • 2 Cloves - Garlic, crushed
  • Salt, Red Pepper and Black Pepper to taste
  • -
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • Spinach
  • Baby Tomatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Sprouts
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms

Instructions

1

Soak your cashew nuts overnight, or at least a few hours prior. If you forget to do this, you can place them in boiling water with a touch of salt for 3 minutes, until they soften up. Then drain and rinse.

2

Preheat the oven to 400F.

3

Cook your quinoa (use 1 Cup Filtered Water to 1/2 Cup Dried Quinoa when cooking) or have it soaked overnight. You can roast the dried quinoa for a few minutes prior to adding water on the stove under medium heat, just to get them a little crispier.

4

Mix together your 'Flax' or 'Chia' egg by combining it with water in a bowl and letting it sit for 5 minutes.

5

Add all of the pizza crust ingredients together in a bowl and mix until everything combines into a sticky dough like paste.

6

Oil a piece of parchment paper over a baking tray, and begin scraping your dough out and forming it into 2 personal sized pizzas.

7

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

8

Meanwhile, combine all of your Cheesy Cashew Spread ingredients into a food processor or high powered blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, add more water (Tbsp at a time) if too thick to blend. Scrape out and set aside.

9

Create your Green Sauce by combining all of your ingredients into a food processor or a high powered blender. Blend until smooth, add more lemon juice or oil if needed to make everything blend (don't over-do it! You don't want to be eating too much oil because it is super fattening and doesn't contribute to a balanced diet). Scrape out and set aside.

10

Once your timer has gone off and the pizza crust seems to be cooking well, take out, and layer with your Cheesy Cashew Spread first, then gently coat it with your Green Sauce. Add your optional toppings, such as spinach, sliced baby tomatoes or olives, artichokes, etc. Leave sprouts for after it comes out of the oven (we don't want to cook them!).

11

Place back into the oven, cook for an additional 10 minutes, take out, let cool, and enjoy!!

Notes

One pizza really is too much for me to eat in one sitting, I would say a healthy serving size is 1/2 of a personal pizza.

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