High Protein Plant-Based Quinoa & Chickpea Pizza

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high-protein quinoa chickpea pizza: a nutritious and delicious dinner option

looking for a nutritious and tasty dinner option that’s packed with protein and bursting with flavor?

try our high-protein quinoa chickpea pizza!

whether you’re a health-conscious eater, a vegan, vegetarian or simply craving a new twist on a classic favorite, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds while providing a hefty dose of nutrients.

the power of protein and nutrition

let’s talk about why this pizza is such a nutritional powerhouse.

first and foremost, it’s loaded with protein thanks to the quinoa and chickpea flour base.

quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need for optimal health.

combined with chickpea flour, which is also rich in protein and fiber, this pizza offers a satisfying and filling meal that will keep you feeling energized and satisfied.

but protein isn’t the only thing this pizza has going for it.

it’s also packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and zinc, thanks to the quinoa and chickpea flour.

a taste sensation with a chewy texture

when it comes to flavor and texture, this pizza delivers, let me tell ya!

the quinoa and chickpea flour crust is wonderfully chewy and has a hearty, satisfying texture that pairs perfectly with your favorite toppings.

the garlic and onion powder add layers of savory flavor, while the marinara sauce and vegan cheese bring that classic pizza taste that we all know and love.

how to make it

making this high-protein quinoa chickpea pizza is easier than you might think.

simply soak the quinoa, rinse, and blend it with chickpea flour and vegetable broth.

add garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt to the mixture.

spread the batter onto a baking sheet, bake until the crust is set, then top with marinara sauce and vegan cheese before baking again until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

it’s that simple and will having you making pizza night a weekly thing!

why it’s a great dinner option

there are so many reasons why this pizza is the perfect dinner option.

not only is it incredibly nutritious and packed with protein, but it’s also quick and easy to make, making it ideal for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

plus, it’s versatile – feel free to get creative with your toppings and customize it to suit your taste preferences.

topping substitutions and other options

while marinara sauce and vegan cheese are classic pizza toppings, feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations.

consider topping your pizza with fresh veggies like bell peppers, onions, spinach, or mushrooms for an extra dose of nutrients and flavor.

you could also add some sliced olives, jalapenos, or even pineapple for a unique twist. the possibilities are endless!

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High Protein Plant-Based Quinoa & Chickpea Pizza

Recipe by MaryCourse: 10 Ingredients, Lunch u0026amp; Dinner, Protein
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
    1/3 cup chickpea flour
    1/3 cup vegetable broth
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    marinara sauce
    vegan cheese

Directions

  • soak quinoa: place 1/2 cup of quinoa in a bowl and cover with hot water. let it soak for a couple of hours.


  • preheat oven: preheat your oven to 350°f (175°c). line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


  • rinse and blend: after soaking, rinse the quinoa thoroughly and drain. in a food processor, combine the soaked quinoa, chickpea flour, vegetable broth, garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt. blend until a smooth batter forms.


  • spread batter: pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. use a spatula to spread it out evenly into a thin crust.


  • bake first round: place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the crust is set.


  • add toppings: remove the crust from the oven. spread marinara sauce evenly over the crust, leaving a small border around the edges. sprinkle vegan cheese over the sauce.


  • bake second round: return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • broil (optional): if desired, finish the pizza by turning on the broiler and broiling for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese slightly.


  • serve: remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a minute before slicing. serve hot and enjoy your high-protein quinoa chickpea pizza!





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