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Quinoa Pizza Tarts September 21, 2014

Quinoa is super source of protein and many other key nutrients. Here’s how to use it as a base for your favorite vegan pizza toppings.

Quantity: 12IMG_0004e

Size: Jumbo

Nut-Free

Tart Ingredients:

1 cup dry quinoa

1/3 cup brown rice flour

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon of any combination of dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley, Herbes de Provence (or 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs)

Dash black pepper

Olive oil, for brushing

Toppings:

Tomato sauce

Vegan cheese

Additional toppings – sliced mushrooms, olives, etc

Directions:

Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and rinse it under running water. Transfer it to a small saucepan and cook uncovered with 2 cups of water over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Drain any excess water.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and oil two jumbo 6-muffin pans. Stir the flour, oil, salt and spices into the cooked quinoa. Mash well. Press 3 tablespoons into each cup, making sure there is a solid covering throughout. and brush or drizzle 1/4 teaspoon olive oil on top of each. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned and firm on top.

Spread a tablespoon of tomato sauce on top of each tart. Add cheese and any additional toppings. Bake another 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

Love,

Sharon

www.sweetutopia.com

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