You'd think I'd be over my quinoa obsession by now, but no ... It seems I can't get enough of this stuff. Which is just fine, because it's full of protein and fiber not to mention delicious. A lot of people think quinoa is bland and uninteresting, which it is ... if you try to eat it plain. But if you add just a few ingredients to dress it up, it can magically become one of your favorite foods.
Inspired by the quinoa pizza bites I made a while back and eager to find yet another use for my delicious cashew cheese sauce, I invented ... pizza quinoa! It's warm, it's cheesy ... it's pizza-y. It's got all the comforting gooeyness of pizza without the fat, carbs, and feeling of a brick in your stomach later.
1 cup cooked quinoa (follow package directions)
2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 1/2 tablespoons cashew cheese sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
(Optional: serve with Daiya mozzarella melted on top)
Simply mix ingredients together and heat through. Ingredient amounts can all be adjusted subject to taste. Serve warm and enjoy!