Saturday, May 8, 2010

Garlic Daiya Pizza Chips and Salad

There used to be this one pizza place my family would always go to as a special treat because of this thing called Garlic Chips. It was basically a pizza, but instead of sauce the dough was brushed with olive oil and then topped with garlic, herbs, and cheese. It was seriously one of the most amazing, fattening things on earth. Their vegetarian pizza wasn't all that great IMO, but these things were so good. Realizing that Daiya could be the key to recreating this magical food item I set about recreating it.

Garlic Daiya Pizza Chips

-1/2 recipe Cast-Iron Pizza Dough (500 Vegan Recipes; any dough, enough to make 1 small pizza should be fine)
-olive oil, for brushing
-5 cloves garlic, chopped
-Italian Herb mix (I used a Pampered Chef mix consisting of rosemary, thyme, lemon peel, and salt plus some dried basil)
-Daiya Italian style cheese

1. Prepare pizza dough.
2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
3. Roll out dough and place in cast-iron skillet, or pizza stone/baking sheet.
4. Brush top of dough with olive oil.
5. Sprinkle chopped garlic on top of olive oil. Add herbs to preference. Top with Daiya.
6. Place in oven for 15 minutes, until just starting to brown and bubble.
7. Set oven to high broil and let brown for 1-2 minutes longer, don't let it burn!
8. Remove from oven, cut into squares, and devour.

This was incredible. We ate our way through the whole thing over the course of the evening. I served it up with a salad using whatever we had in the fridge with a dressing from Oh She Glows, and some red wine. The dressing was fantastic, I liked the tanginess, and it made more than enough for two salads.


  1. The day I found Daiya at Whole Foods I let out a loud squeal of delight. Someone asked me if I was okay. ^_^

    I've been enjoying it more than my checkbook will allow ever since.

    This sounds amazing. I may have to do it with the bag I currently have.

  2. @Kelly: I received that giant bag that I'm still working my way through. I still haven't seen the retail bags at the WF near me, don't know what's up with that. Hopefully by the time I want more it will be in.

    Still haven't tried the cheddar style. How did you mac 'n cheese turn out?