Quinoa Pizza Dough Recipe

quinoa pizza dough
Adding quinoa flour to a classic pizza dough recipe adds not only some healthy protein but also a nice nuttiness to the crust.  Use this dough for pizza or calzones or, for an easy appetizer, simply flatten it, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with dried pizza seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.  You can also brush the flattened dough with olive oil and cook it right on a hot grill to make flatbread; cook it 2 or 3 minutes per side.


1  1/4 cups very warm water
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp honey
2 to 2 1/2  cups bread flour
1 tspn kosher salt
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tspn extra-virgin olive oil
1  1/2  cups quinoa flour

  1. Place the warm water in a large bowl.  Stir in the yeast, honey, and 1 cup bread flour.  Let sit in a warm place until foamy, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and quinoa flour.  Gradually add the remaining bread flour, 1/2  cup at a time, until the dough forms a slightly sticky ball.  Turn out onto a well-floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.  Add more flour if needed.  The dough will be slightly sticky.  Form into a ball.
  3. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil into a clean bowl.  Place the ball of dough in the bowl, turning to coat with oil.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.  Use in your favorite pizza or calzone recipe.
Makes dough for one 12-inch pizza.

Recipe courtesy of Quinoa Cuisine by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser.

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