Quinoa Black Bean Pizza Crust (Gluten Free)


Hey Everyone!

So last week I was experimenting with making a flourless pizza crust.  I decided quinoa would make a better base for pizza “dough” (after my failed attempt at cauliflower pizza crust). I was so surprised with the results! It came out perfectly. I’m so glad I wrote down what I was throwing into my mix, and in what proportions. I hope you are just as please with the result. Bon appétit!

Pizza Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 C Quinoa
  • 1/2 C Black Beans
  • 1/4 C Red Kidney Beans
  • 1/4 C ground flaxseed
  • 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 1 TBSP  McCormick Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A few sprays of EV olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Mash the black beans and red kidney beans  to form a paste (I used a fork for this)
  3. In a large bowl combine the bean paste with the quinoa. Mix well – I used a spatula to press/stir the bean paste so that it was evenly distributed with the quinoa
  4. Add the ground flaxseed, minced garlic,  italian seasoning, and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Lightly dust a pizza baking pan with  flaxseed (Or whole wheat flour if you’re not gluten free) ** This is to prevent the dough from sticking to the pan while baking
  6. Spread/hand-press dough onto a pizza baking pan (spread the dough to about 1/4″ thickness)
  7. Lightly brush on a few spritz’s of EV olive oil (this is optional but will help the dough to crisp up, you don’t need much – mostly around the edges)
  8. Bake at 400 F for 20 – 25 mins

Pizza Toppings:

I used what I had on hand for the toppings but you can do whatever you want!

For this pizza I sautéd  onion, mushrooms, green and red bell peppers. I sprinkled one half  with gorgonzola (for me) and half with parmesan (for my guy).

Once you’ve added your toppings, bake again at 400 F for 8 – 10 mins. 


xo Engrid

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  • Reply
    Michelle Barns
    August 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hey! This sounds awesome 🙂 Just a question; is the 1 C Quinoa in your recipe pre-cooked before being mixed with the beans? Thanks!

    • Reply
      liveng proof
      August 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Yes! Use cooked quinoa -I apologize for not specifying!

  • Reply
    January 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    You don’t need a binder for this?

    • Reply
      January 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Also was the quinoa cooked?

      • Reply
        liveng proof
        January 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

        Yes, cook the quinoa as you normally would!

    • Reply
      liveng proof
      January 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

      The ingredients bound as they are listed! Try it, you’ll be surprised ?

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