Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

When a craving for pizza hits, nothing but pizza will satisfy. When a craving for barbecue pizza hits, I will all but refuse to eat anything else until barbecue pizza has been acquired.

This recipe combines one of my favorite cooking techniques — roasting garlic– with  one of the easiest dishes to make — pizza!

You’ll need:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 roll premade pizza crust (I use Pilsbury. Pick your favorite)
  • 1/2-3/4c BBQ sauce, depending on how saucy you like your pizza
  • 1/2 package seitan
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package vegan cheezy shreds
  • oregano
  • salt & pepper

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

You’ll start by preheating your oven to 400* and putting a rack in the middle of the oven. Take your head of garlic and pull off some of the paper. There should be enough to keep the head intact without your garlic cloves flopping everywhere. Slice off the top of the head to reveal the cloves. Drizzle with the olive oil.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Wrap your garlic in foil and put it in the oven for 40 minutes. Kick back with some coffee, maybe prep the pizza, whatever you want. Prepare for your home to start smelling like garlicky heaven. After the 40 minutes are up and your mouth is watering, begin checking your garlic. It’s done when the centermost clove is easily poked with a paring knife.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Let that cool for a bit while we move on to the pizza itself.

To start, unroll the crust onto a baking sheet and reset your oven to the temp on the package. Then go ahead and throw all packaging away because we’re going to ignore it from here on out.

You’re going to prebake that crust for 7 minutes once your oven is at the proper temp. This is going to insure some nice crisp in your crust.

While your crust is prebaking, take your garlic cloves and put them all into a bowl.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Add some salt, pepper, and oregano, take a fork, and mash it into a delicious paste.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Now that your crust is prebaked and your garlic is mashed, let’s get to assembling that pizza, shall we?

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Take that garlic and spread it around on the pre-baked pizza crust.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Smear on your barbecue sauce.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Add the onion and crumbled seitan.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Finally top with cheese, oregano, and a sprinkle of sale and pepper. Pop the pizza into the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty.

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Slice it up and serve hot with your favorite beer. Enjoy!

Roasted Garlic BBQ Vegan Pizza | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Garlic Infused Olive Oil

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It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a food post on here! So getting back into things, I’m gonna start really super simple. Garlic infused olive oil made with the blooms of my garlic chive plant.

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You will need:

  1. 1 small mason jar
  2. The blooms of a chive plant
  3. Extra virgin olive oil

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Take the flowers and crush them with the blade of a knife.

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Drop em into the mason jar.

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Pour olive oil on top! Just fill the jar right on up.

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Screw on the top and let the oil sit for anywhere from a day to a week. Enjoy delicious garlic flavored olive oil without having to mince up garlic! The best bit, you can cook with the blooms, too. So no need to strain them if you don’t want to.

I love this stuff!