Healthy Dinner Ideas

Quinoa Crust Pizza with Greens (Yum!)

By Mia

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


Quinoa Crust Pizza with Greens

Quinoa Crusted Pizza with Greens

  • Author: Detox DIY
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 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)


  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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