Sprouted Quinoa Base Pizza with Sunflowerseed Ricotta and Avocado

May 27, 2017

Pizza is everbodies and their moms favorite food. There reason for that is probably because it’s so incredibly versatile  that you can accommodate everyones taste and diet preferences. You can even make pizza for dessert! I love experimenting with different flavors and especially different kind of bases.

Why sprouted quinoa you ask? Well sproutet seeds, nuts and legumes have a ton if health benefits. By sprouting your quinoa you will increase the quality of the proteins it contains, for example the amino acid lysine, which helps your body build a strong immune system, increases enormously during the sprouting process. Also sprouted seeds and vegetables contain so many more healthy enzymes that will help many of your bodily functions, especially your digestions.

So making a pizza base from sprouted quinoa is a great way to sneak in some sprouted goodness into your diet without even eating actual sprouts. Although they are pretty delicious and we should be eating them a lot more!

If you wanna find out how to properly sprout your quinoa just follow this great article by One Green Planet: How to sprout Quinoa the right way. 

Sprouted Quinoa Base Pizza with Sunflowerseed Ricotta and Avocado

Makes 2 Pizzas

Ingredients:

for the base:

  • 1 1/2 cups sprouted quinoa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt & pepper
  • optional: italian herbs

for the ricotta:

  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds (soaked for at least 2 hours)
  • 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt & pepper
  • 60 ml of water

for the toppings:

  • a handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 avocado
  • a little bit of lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp of pomegranate seeds

Method:

  1. To make the base, preheat the oven to 190C. Then add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Line a cake tin with some baking paper and pour the batter inside. Now bake for about 15 mins
  2. For the sunflower seeds ricotta place all the ingredients into your blender again and pulse until the texture resembles ricotta.
  3. Once the pizza bases have finished baking, spread the ricotta in top, then add the baby spinach, avocado and the pomegranate seeds.
  4. Sprinkle with some lemon juice and salt & pepper and serve

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2 Comments

  • Reply sanfranciscoatheart May 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Can you suggest something in place of sprouted quinoa?

    • Reply melina@melinakutelas.com May 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

      You could try sprouted buckwheat. 🙂

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