This Tomato Tart gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese! It's addictive and delicious!
Rinse the Uncooked quinoa thoroughly in a strainer. Place the quinoa in a bowl and cover with water to soak overnight. After the quinoa has soaked for 6+ hours or overnight, rinse it again.
Preheat oven to 425 F degrees
To make the crust, you simply put the quinoa plus the water, baking powder, salt, and oregano into a food processor. Then process until fully blended together and smooth, but still textured. It will be the consistency of a thick batter. Add the oregano to the mixture and pulse again to mix in.
Then pour the quinoa dough into a 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a coating of Oil. I like to use a spray coconut oil for just a light coating. Smooth the crust out with a spoon. Finally, sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper.
Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove it and flip it over. The parchment makes pulling it out of the pan super easy. Then put it back in the oven to cook another 5-10 minutes until the crust is firm and slightly crisp. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until ready to assemble the pizza. You don’t need to fully cool the crust, you just do not want it to steam and get soggy if it sits in the pan.
Turn the oven down so Preheated to 400 F degrees.
Slice off the 4 sides (or cheeks) of the tomato, then remove the seeds with your fingers. Discard the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.
Next, dice the artichoke hearts. I use canned artichoke hearts in water, so I drain them first, then dice and add them to the tomatoes.
Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes. Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl.
Add salt and pepper and shredded Mozzarella, then mix!
Spread the topping all over the Quinoa Crust. Then use a fork to scrape in crumbles of goat cheese all over the top. Cook for 20 minutes in the oven.
Remove from the oven, cut, and Enjoy!!