This is one of those foods that once you make it, it will become a highly requested regular on your menu. If you take it or make it for your Super Bowl party it will be all they talk about. It’s hard to describe but the garlic is not overpowering and it totally lures you in and then makes you keep eating.
The secret ingredient for this pizza is the Majestic Garlic. I found this at the farmers market in California in October when hanging out with some amazing gals. I was cooking that night so I made a version of this pizza but instead of chicken we had fresh shrimp. I cooked them up in a little of the leftover bacon grease. Just a little adds so much flavor to the shrimp.
This pizza was destined for chicken since that is what I had on hand. It was already cooked so I just warmed it up with some cooked bacon. If you are cooking the chicken or shrimp for the pizza and you have a little bacon, pancetta, pepperoni or salami around toss it in together. Oh and just a dab of the bacon grease if you have that.
As for the Majestic Garlic paste you will want to get your hands on some of this. As you know garlic has been found to have many healthful properties. It is said to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity and to help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cancer. Oh and rumor has it that it keeps away vampires.
The garlic pastes they sell come in many different flavors. For this pizza I used the Sun-dried Tomato - Jalapeño. For the Sausage and Bean Bake I shared in my newsletter, The WHOLE-istic Life, I used the Basil. There is also Cilantro, Cayenne, Curry, Cucumber – Mint, Dill, Jalapeño and Original. I’ve had almost every one and I’ve loved them all. You can view their presentation to learn more about their products. Once you taste it you’ll know why they are a 6 time winner of America’s Best Food Award.
I must admit when I first tried these and brought them home with me from California I tried for days to recreate the taste. Well after tons of garlic and no success I called them and begged them to ship me some. That was when I learned they were just about to start doing just that. It took a couple of months to set up their system and my first order just arrived.
If you are a fan of hummus they make that also and it is amazing. I’m thinking they must use some of their original paste in the hummus. For those interested the products are raw and vegan so if you wanted to build a raw pizza this would be an ideal ingredient.
I hope you will give this recipe a try and please remember if you are not using this garlic paste it will in no way whatsoever taste anything like this recipe. If you go online and order please tell them I sent you. I do not receive any money from them and they have not given me any product for free or asked me to endorse them. I just am in total love with this product.
Majestic Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Pizza Recipe
Pizza crust (I use Udi’s)
2 TB Majestic Garlic Sun Dried Tomato & Jalapeño flavor
1 small organic onion chopped
1 organic bell pepper chopped
1 organic zucchini rough chopped
2 portobello mushrooms sliced (can use your favorite mushroom)
1 organic chicken breast cooked (if uncooked cook it up in a little coconut oil and a dab of bacon grease)
2 slices organic uncured bacon cooked
First you’ll want to prep all of your toppings. I like to cook up the vegetables so they start to soften and caramelize. I only cook one ingredient at a time so there is room in the pan to brown. Also I keep my vegetables separate so my vegetarian son can eat too. Once that is done you can create your pizza.
Spread the garlic paste onto the pizza shell. Then I topped it with all of the vegetables.
Lastly the meats if you are having any. I like to warm up the bacon with the chicken prior to putting it onto the pizza.
Bake at a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes and serve.
If you want to keep it totally vegetarian leave off any meats or seafood. If you want to keep it vegan you’ll need to find a base that has no eggs or honey in it either which can be done.