Food/Nutrition Recipes

Amaranth Plant Power Pizza

I recently discovered the super grain amaranth, which is gluten-free and a source of complete protein as it contains all the essential amino acids. Amaranth’s nutty and earthy flavor won me over and I was inspired to begin experimenting with it. Lottie Bildirici, my friend, soul sister, creator of Running on Veggies, and ROO podcast interviewee #116, developed a quinoa pizza crust that was a big hit among my family and friends. Lottie’s quinoa pizza crust recipe showed me how to make reimagine pizza in its gluten-free glory! I have developed this amaranth pizza to be the perfect Meatless Monday meal, packed with plant-powered protein, and, most importantly, is delicious to eat!

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of amaranth uncooked (soaked for at least 6 hours or overnight)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic

Topping Ingredients:

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato, roasted
  • Black Beans
  • Sun-dried Tomato
  • Avocado
  • * I do not give exact amounts for the topping ingredients since it is flexible depending on the topping volume you desire.


  1. Soak uncooked amaranth for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  3. Rinse your amaranth with a fine strainer.
  4. Blend all crust ingredients in a blender until a creamy liquid.
  5. Line parchment paper on a 10-12 inch pizza pan, spray with non-stick spray, and spread out crust batter on the pan.
  6. Cook crust for 18 minutes on one side.
  7. Flip and cook for an additional 15 minutes until the crust is golden-colored and crispy.
  8. Coat crust with tomato sauce and top with spinach, black beans, roasted sweet potato, and sun-dried tomatoes. Place back in the oven for an additional 5-8 minutes.
  9. Remove pizza from oven and add slices of avocado.
  10. Enjoy this Amaranth Plant Power Pizza for your Meatless Monday! I’d love to know what you thought about the recipe, feel free to comment below or reshare & tag me on your social media outlets.