We’ve turned this Italian favourite into a gluten-free feast, so even those with sensitive tummies will be be able to dig in. Just mix and match our delicious pizza base with your favourite toppings!
QUINOA & BUCKWHEAT MARGARITA PIZZA PREP + COOK TIME 45 MINUTES (+ STANDING) SERVES 2 (MAKES 1 BASE)
½ cup (125ml) tomato passata 2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh
¼ cup (20g) finely grated parmesan 100g bocconcini cheese, torn
¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil
BASIC PIZZA BASE
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
1/3 cup (80ml) water
2/3 cup (110g) white quinoa, rinsed 1½ tablespoons buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1½ tablespoons finely grated
parmesan pinch of table salt
1/3 cup (80ml) water, extra
“My son, Orlando, loves pizza, so he’ll adore these, as they’re super light as well as crispy.” Amanda Kelly-Lennon, Editor, The Australian Women’s Weekly FOOD
1 Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan. Line a 30cm round pizza tray with baking paper. Brush paper with oil.
2 To make the basic pizza base, combine chia seeds and the water in a small bowl. Stand for 10 minutes or until thick. Place quinoa, flour, baking powder, parmesan, salt, extra water and chia mixture in a high-powered blender. Blend until almost smooth, stopping the blender and scraping down the sides several times during blending. Spread mixture evenly over prepared tray.
4 Bake pizza base for 15 minutes or until firm, crisp and golden brown.
5 Spread combined passata and shredded basil on pizza base, leaving a 1cm border. Top with parmesan and bocconcini.
6 Bake pizza for 10 minutes or until cheeses are golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with extra basil leaves. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
HAM, PINEAPPLE & CHILLI PIZZA PREP + COOK TIME 45 MINUTES (+ STANDING) SERVES 2 (MAKES 1 BASE)
Make quinoa & buckwheat margarita pizza (recipe left) to the end of step 5. Top pizza with 100g thinly sliced gluten-free leg ham, 100g thinly sliced pineapple and ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden brown.