Pizza night doesn’t have to turn into a cheat night. Make it just as delicious and enjoyable with this healthy family-friendly quinoa & turmeric pizza base. With only 2 ingredients (yes, you’ve heard it right!), it will probably be the easiest pizza base you’ll ever make. This pizza base freezers really well, so you can always make a big batch and stock it in the freezer, ready to be enjoyed later. Vegan & gluten free.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan and line the baking tray with parchment paper. You might want to spray the paper with a little oil to stop the pizza base from sticking.
Place soaked and rinsed quinoa in a food processor. Add turmeric (if using) and salt & pepper and blend for around 5 minutes until smooth consistency.
Pour the mixture onto the baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread it in a circle shape with the back of a spoon (I make my base about half an inch thick). Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
In the meantime, place asparagus and cherry tomatoes on a separate baking tray. Season with olive oil, salt & pepper and place in the oven for around 8-10 minutes.
When the pizza base is ready, remove from the oven, spread with a generous layer of pesto (or whichever sauce you’re using), top with roasted vegetables, fresh rocket salad and toasted pine nuts.