I first saw this recipe from simplyquinoa.com and was intrigued. I'm a big fan of quinoa, and of simple recipes. So I took the general recipe and tweaked it a bit for my own taste and preference. Here's my More Miles version, that works hot as a pizza crust and cold as a flat bread! It's my new favorite!
-2 cups dry quinoa
-2-3 tablespoons hummus
-1/4cup olive oil
-salt to taste
Start by soaking the quinoa in enough water to fully cover the grains by about an inch. Leave it to soak at least 2 hours (longer is fine as long as it's covered).
Pour quinoa and remaining water into a food processor or blender, and add hummus, olive oil, salt, and any other seasonings to taste (such as garlic, or Italian seasoning). Blend until smooth.
You mixture will be watery, don't worry! Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until firm to the touch.
Allow to cool (5-10 minutes), and then flip and remove parchment paper! Voila! You have your crust! At this point it can be finished if you prefer a soft crust or bread.
I used one crust cold, and topped with guacamole, grilled chicken, tomato, and basil.
The other crust I topped with homemade pizza sauce and cheese, and put back in the oven for 15 more minutes. It came out crunchy and delicious, like thin crust pizza, but so much healthier!
This recipe is TRULY tasty, it doesn't feel like a substitute; and is even good on it's own without toppings! Hope you enjoy as much as my family and I do!