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Quinoa and Cauliflower Vegan Vegetable Pizza

Do you ever think of pizza as healthy? Most people don’t think of pizza as being a healthy option, however, this pizza puts a whole new spin on a healthy dish.

This yummy cauliflower and quinoa pizza is both plant-based, and loaded with healthy fats and fiber—and perhaps the best part is that you can add whatever veggies and healthy toppings that you like. For an extra nutrient boost, I added turmeric before cooking the dough because it’s loaded with cancer-fighting properties, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. In addition, the healthy fat in both the avocado and in the flaxseed also adds anti-inflammatory properties and nutrients that help to improve cholesterol. Lastly, the cauliflower-based crust is loaded with anthoxanthins, found in white-colored produce, which may also contain anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants too. See! Pizza can be healthy!

Enjoy this pizza as a delicious part of any meal and don’t forget to load on the veggies! You can also add your favorite healthy protein (like chicken, shrimp, steak etc!).

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Quinoa and Cauliflower Vegan Vegetable Pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
2 pizzas (8-10")
Ingredients
Pizza Crust:
Toppings:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
2 pizzas (8-10")
Ingredients
Pizza Crust:
Toppings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix flaxseed with water and allow to sit for 15 minutes while you prepare the cauliflower mixture.
  3. Grate the cauliflower with a cheese-grater, or if you have one, use a food processor to grind it up.
  4. Once the cauliflower is ready, add it to a medium sauce pan on low to medium heat and warm for approximately 5 minutes to remove some of the moisture.
  5. Remove the ground cauliflower from the heat and transfer to a large bowl along with the flaxseed mixture, quinoa flour, nutritional yeast, herbs and spices, and salt and pepper.
  6. Mix together well, then spread the dough into two pizzas on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or greased with avocado oil.
  7. Put pizzas into the oven and allow the crusts to cook for 10 minutes.
  8. While crusts are cooking, sauté chopped onion and garlic together in a small sauce pan over medium heat until browned.
  9. Remove pizza crust from oven and add sliced tomatoes, onions and garlic, and peppers (and any other vegetables that you choose that need cooking), and place pizzas back in the oven for 15 minutes.
  10. After 15 minutes, remove the pizzas and add the spinach, then transfer the pizzas back into the oven for another 5 minutes.
  11. After a total of 30 minutes, the pizza toppings should be cooked and the spinach slightly wilted along with the edges of the pizzas browned. Remove from the oven and add avocado.
  12. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
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