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Quinoa Crust Pizza with Greens (Yum!)

Being on a detox diet doesn’t mean you have to eliminate all of your favorite foods. This quinoa crusted pizza is a great example of how a heavy, popular dish can turn into a light, nourishing meal that helps your detox. Quinoa is a great addition to your diet, as it contains all of the amino acids necessary for building proteins, it’s gluten-free and loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Skip the classic mozzarella cheese and create a light, airy quinoa pizza, topped with fresh tomato sauce and greens that deliver nutrients to cells and help your liver detox.

Quinoa Crust Pizza with Greens

 

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Quinoa Crust Pizza with Greens

Quinoa Crusted Pizza with Greens

  • Author: Detox DIY
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • Purified water for soaking and blending
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • A pinch sea salt
  • For the topping:
  • 1 big ripe tomato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Mixed greens (watercress, spinach, rocket or any available)

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa in a bowl, cover with water and let soak overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 232°C/450°F.
  3. Drain quinoa well and add it into a food processor, together with the garlic clove, 2-3 spoons of water and salt.
  4. Process until you obtain a pourable puree. Add more water if needed.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pour the quinoa batter in the middle and spread to form a round.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip upside down and bake 10 more minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce – cut the tomato in half, remove the seeds and place into the food processor together with the onion, garlic, salt and basil.
  8. Process to obtain a smooth puree, then transfer it into a sauce pan, bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the pizza crust from the oven, add the tomato sauce, top with fresh greens, season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

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