I don’t know about you, but I have always loved flatbread pizza. There was I cute little restaurant we used to go to in Atlanta that had the best flat bread pizza as an appetizer (I can’t remember the name) but for some reason it isn’t something I’ve ever tried making it at home. I had originally intended to post this on my brand new (as in not quite ready to be shared) non-quinoa (but healthy!) website and then I decided since I used quinoa flour in the recipe to go ahead and post it here where all my readers and search traffic would have the chance to enjoy it. This is one of those great recipes that would be a waste to put on a site that gets about 35 visitors a day.
I had planned to make this last week and had all the ingredients in my pantry and refrigerator. I had even typed out the recipe, which is something I rarely do ahead of time. But, I must confess, I stalled. All those ingredients…surely it was going to be a huge production. I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish since my week off. I read a bunch of novels (12!) and actually started a silly romance series that is weirdly addictive. (I’m on book 8!) Its been years – before my boys were born – since I’ve been this distracted by something so frivolous.
And on top of that my oldest will be starting first grade homeschooling next month and I’ve started to give some thought to what that should look like.
So, I just haven’t felt like a kitchen PROJECT.
This was one of those times where you just make something out to be so much more than it was. I soaked the cereal while I was getting the boys breakfast and cleaning the kitchen afterward. The crust came together in less than five minutes with the help of my Viking Mixer. And, the vegetable topping was as simple as cutting the tomatoes, cutting the corn and tossing it in a pan. The only thing that took any time is peeling the garlic. If you aren’t a huge roasted garlic fan you could always just slice 5 or 6 pieces of garlic and toss it in with the other vegetables to roast.
This crust was a big hit and one I will definitely be making again. My next project is going to be Quinoa for Kids and this crust is perfect to make for my pizza loving baby (aka 5 1/2 year old) . Of course I also have a ton of ideas for flatbread pizzas for myself!