Friday, July 29, 2016

Quinoa & Feta Pizza


Happy Friday! We've been having the most wild thunder and lightening storms here in the Mid-West and I'm really loving it. I have never experienced storms like the ones that have been rolling through here. But of course, when the weather gets crazy and the days turn dark, I love to get in the kitchen and cook up some new recipes. 

Since it's still Summer, even when it's pouring out, the air is still super warm. I try to make dishes that don't take up too much oven time so the house doesn't heat up. I love experimenting with pizza crusts and doughs, and mixing flavors for that ultimate pizza. With that said, I've been cooking with quinoa a lot lately and adding it to everything. So instead of making a quinoa crusted pizza, I thought I'd just use it as a topping and have a Greek inspired pizza. And can I just say, it turned out so darn good! 


What you'll need:
  • Pizza crust, I used Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 1/2 cups cut yellow pepper 
  • 1/4 cup Greek Dressing 
  • 1/2 fresh grated Parmesan cheese 
What you'll do:
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together cooked quinoa, feta cheese crumbles, yellow pepper cuts, and Greek dressing until all are combined.
  • Prepare pizza dough according to the directions *some ask you to precook the crust.
  • When the crust is ready, spread feta mix evenly over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the whole pizza.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until the top starts to brown.
  • Remove and let sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Joy!! 


How often do you cook with quinoa? Do you like experimenting with Pizza recipes? And if you try this recipe, I'd love to know how you liked it! 


19 comments:

  1. This actually looks really good! I was surprised when I saw quinoa in the title!

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  2. I love quinoa but don't use it nearly enough - thanks for another great idea! I'm going to try this!

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  3. I love quinoa! This sounds amazing and such a great way to use quinoa!

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  4. I still need to try quinoa. I have some in the pantry. This pizza looks delicious. I am all about finding new ways to make my meals healthier.

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  5. I love homemade pizza they are the best!

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  6. This looks so good! Pizza is one my my favorite things to eat.

    Xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  7. This is so different and it looks delicious!!

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  8. This sounds like a great combo! I would never have thought of it, yum!

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  9. I have never used quinoa on this way and sounds pretty strange for me to add it in a dough, or as a toping. but it looks pretty good, so i will try it xoxo

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  10. I've never seen quinoa on pizza before, but this looks delicious!

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious! I need to try this!

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  12. I've seen quinoa on almost everything but never pizza. Now I have to try this.

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  13. Yummy this looks and sounds super good. I love quinoa so much. Thanks for Sharing.

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  14. This looks so good! Quinoa is a favorite in our house so we'll have to try this.

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  15. interesting ingredients and it looks yuum! I love quinoa and feta cheese. They look divine on pizza, too :). Happy #OMHGWW

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  16. Two of my favorite foods ever! I can't wait to try out this recipe 😍

    xoxo, CiCi
    www.worldwidestylista.com

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  17. Maybe it was not a good idea to read this post when I am hungry...wow, looks so yummy. I love pizza so definitely going to try this recipe out.

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  18. Hm... never thought to put quinoa on a pizza before! Looks very interesting. I love combining new food flavors together.

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  19. Using quinoa on pizza is genius! I can't wait to try this recipe! It looks amazing.

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