Pear + Bacon + Quinoa = One Glorious Pizza
If you subscribe to the idea that everything is better with bacon, then this fresh take on a pizza may be the best thing you read about today. Our friends at Bob's Red Mill* offered up this recipe, which uses a few of their ingredients, including organic quinoa flour, and pairs it with Canadian bacon, pears and variety of cheese (mmmm manchego ... drool). The result is a high-fiber, healthier pizza that when combined with a salad (maybe use some peppery arugula, breakfast radish, almonds, blueberries, cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette) makes for a quick and easy meal.
Pear, Bacon & Quinoa Pizza Recipe
- 1-1/3 cups unbleached white flour
- 2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill organic quinoa flour
- 1 T active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup hot tap water
- 2 T olive oil, plus more for brushing dough
- 2 pears, sliced thin
- 8 Canadian bacon rounds, sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 cup Manchego cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Step 1Preheat oven to 450°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and sprinkle with a little cornmeal. Set aside. Mix the 3 cheeses together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Step 2In the bowl of a food processor, add the flour, quinoa flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Pulse a couple times to combine. Add the water and olive oil to a glass measure and with the processor running, pour through the feed tube. Allow the dough to process for 1 minute. Remove the dough to a floured board and cover with a medium bowl. Let rest 10-15 minutes.
Step 3Divide dough into 4 balls and roll or pat each ball into a circle. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Brush with olive oil and add the pear, bacon and cheese blend. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the crust is done to your liking. Depending on your oven, you may need to rotate the baking sheets once during cooking.
Makes 4 personal sized pizzas.
*Recipe originally created by Heather Scholten of Farmgirl Gourmet in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill and California Olive Ranch