Why Quinoa Pizza Dough?
I usually avoid making homemade pizza dough. Admittedly, it’s just so darn easy to find a pre-made version in the grocery store.
That being said, I love to cook and I really enjoy experimenting with different ingredients. And this gluten-free quinoa pizza dough was not only easy, but unique, and totally worth trying! Another two thumbs up for organic + preservative-free!
Quinoa pizza dough has a fluffy texture and mild, nutty flavor. It is a great option for anyone with celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten.
As you all know, I’m 36 weeks pregnant. (Woah… 36 weeks, I know! I’m almost there!) It’s been pretty smooth sailing, but I’ve been getting really bad migraines lately.
Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I ditched the food intolerance list and simply listened to my body, eating accordingly.
To clarify, an allergy is something that would cause your throat to close up or inflict hives. An intolerance or sensitivity can cause mild reactions such as inflammation, digestive issues, exhaustion, or even cold symptoms.
So when your body is already in overdrive (i.e. creating a human), adding foods that you might be sensitive/intolerant to can cause unnecessary stress such as headaches, indigestion, congestion, etc. (all things that I’ve been feeling lately).
Let’s Get Cooking
This recipe is much easier than it appears. However, I didn’t want to leave out any precious details when describing the process.
The dough itself consists of a few essential ingredients, with salt and garlic added for flavor. I partnered with Chosen Foods and created this recipe for an online giveaway. I love cooking with their healthy oils and pure oil sprays, but also used their 100% organic royal white quinoa which you can find here.
To achieve the soft, fluffy texture, you’ll want to use a high powered blender like a Vitamix. For crispier crust, cook a few additional minutes. I tried using a food processor and found that it resulted in a much more grainy/seedy texture.
Pictures are listed below so you can see the step by step process.
Make sure to check out my recipe for Fall Pizza with Arugula and Persimmon once you perfect this yummy Quinoa Pizza Dough!