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Summer Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This summery Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza is a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that makes a wonderful meal or appetizer! And thank you to Sabra for sponsoring today's post!

Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza -- a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that is absolutely PERFECT for summer!

I've been on this insane pizza kick lately. I can't explain it, but I literally crave it all the time. Whenever I think about dinner, pizza is the first thing that pops into my head.

Luckily, if we ❤️ pizza AND like eating heatlhy, there are options. Not all pizza is filled with gluten, cheese and grease.

We can make pizza out of cauliflower, we can make it out of sweet potatoes (you gotta try these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites!), and we can even make it out of quinoa!

How to make quinoa pizza crust in your blender!

If you're new the site and haven't dug into the archives, then you might not have seen my 5-ingredient quinoa pizza crust recipe, but it's far and away the most popular recipe on the entire site.

But like, I totally get it. Healthy pizza. 5 ingredients. Minimal clean-up. Doesn't get much easier!

Today I'm going to show you how to make my traditional quinoa pizza crust with a little twist. We're still using the soaked quinoa, but swapping out the olive oil and some of the water for…hummus!

Roasted red pepper hummus to be exact!

Summery Quinoa Pizza topped with hummus, tomato and zucchini! It's simple, light and SO flavorful!

Summery Quinoa Pizza topped with hummus, tomato and zucchini! It's simple, light and SO flavorful!

My go-to hummus brand is Sabra, you guys know that by now, and their roasted red pepper flavor is actually insane. It's got their signature creamy texture, the perfect balance of tahini and garlic, with just the right amount of roasted red peppers. And you get that incredible flavor with every bite!

I'm using it two ways with this summery quinoa pizza. First, we're using it in the crust to mellow out the quinoa flavor, while also increasing the protein content of the meal. Second, we're using the rest of the hummus as our base. So rather than slathering up on tomato sauce (or pesto), we're using the creamy roasted red pepper hummus and it's damn good!

Summery Quinoa Pizza topped with hummus, tomato and zucchini! It's simple, light and SO flavorful!

I will say though, if roasted red pepper ain't your thing, no big deal. Sabra has tons of flavors to choose from and many of them would work. I'd suggest trying…

  • Basil Pesto
  • Spinach & Artichoke
  • Roasted Garlic
  • or Sun Dried Tomato

Okay… now, I'm getting hungry again. Trying all of those combos next time I want pizza!

Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza -- a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that is absolutely PERFECT for summer!

For toppings, we kept it simple and summery. Freshly sliced tomato and thinly cut zucchini layered across the top and sprinkled with vegan cheese.

While I'm totally game for topping your pizza with ALL the things, sometimes simple is better. And in this case, that's 1000% the case!

Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza -- a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that is absolutely PERFECT for summer!

What's great about this quinoa pizza recipe is that you can serve it in a variety of ways. Not only does it make an awesome weeknight meal, but it's also great for entertaining.

Throwing a party with your girlfriends? Backyard BBQ? Honestly, who wouldn't LOVE to go to a party and seeing a platter of healthy pizza? Umm… me please!

Hope you love it and can't wait to see your own creations! Make sure to tag your photos on Instagram using #simplyquinoa and @simplyquinoa ❤️

Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza
Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza -- a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that is absolutely PERFECT for summer!
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Summery Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza

This summery Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza is a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that makes a wonderful meal or appetizer!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free pizza, pizza, quinoa, quinoa pizza, vegan pizza
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white quinoa soaked in 3 cups water
  • 1 10 oz container Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheese or regular cheese
  • Finely chopped basil & roasted red pepper flakes to garnish

Instructions

  1. Soak quinoa in warm water for at least two hours, preferably overnight. 
  2. When ready to make, preheat the oven to 425ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Drain and rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve, then add it to a blender along with 1/4 cup hummus, 2 tablespoons water, baking powder and sea salt. Blend on high until smooth and a thick batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and spread it out into a rectangle with a spatula. You want the crust to be about 1/4 - 1/8" thick.
  5. Bake on the center rack for 10 minutes, then remove and flip the crust directly onto the baking sheet and bake another 8 minutes.
  6. While the crust is baking, finely slice the zucchini and tomatoes into rounds.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven and spread the rest of the hummus out in an even layer (this acts as our "sauce"). Top with the zucchini and tomato slices (I arranged them in rows, but you can do it however you like), followed by the cheese.
  8. Bake for another 6 - 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and vegetables are hot.
  9. Remove and slice into squares. Sprinkle with fresh basil and crushed red pepper and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Summery Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Sabra. As always, all opinions are my own. I only share companies I love and trust, so thank you for continuing to support Simply Quinoa!

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  1. Made this for dinner. So easy and tastes amazing. Tried doing cauliflower crust, so much work. This is way better. Thanks.

  2. I recently found this recipe on your what i eat in a day video and have since tried it twice within one week! So quick, easy, and delicious. Amazing recipe!

  3. My crust turned out too small for all the veggies! It seems like I should have doubled the crust. I will definitely make this again but double the crust. Did anyone have this problem? Love the recipe, though.

  4. Hi! I just tried making this and the dough was stuck to the parchment paper and didn’t come off. Have you had this problem? Any thoughts on how to prevent that for next time? 🙂

    • Hi! I haven’t ever had that problem before, but others have said that happened. Maybe it’s the parchment type? Either way, I’d just spray it down with some cooking spray next time before you pour on the dough 🙂

  5. Please let us know the quantity of hummus used. I am in South Africa and no idea what size containers that brand comes in. Thanks. 🙂

  6. I can’t get Sabra where I am, would you mind telling me how much is in a container so I can sub for other houmous?

    • She uses a 1/4 cup hummus in the crust. The rest is just a topping, so it can be to taste, or replaced with a different sauce or oil, herbs & spices if you prefer. Hope that helps!

    • There are a couple different sizes, including the 7 ounce and family-size 17 ounce, but the one I see most often and assume she’s referring to is the 10 ounce container. You could always add in a little at a time until the consistency is right.

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