Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easy Calzones... Without Cheese, With Garlic Aioli

I recently had a craving for pizza. A huge craving. Of course I can't have any, nor can Charlie. So I decided to make some simple calzones for dinner. I also didn't have any Daiya shreds around. So we did cheese-less calzones. :) When I told my husband what we were having, he wasn't impressed. But let's just say dinner was quiet because everyone was too busy eating :)

The calzones were very simple - I'm a big fan of simplicity. 

Easy Dairy-Free Calzones and Garlic Aioli (makes 5 calzones and about 1 cup of aioli)

Calzone Ingredients:
*5 Pocket-less whole wheat pitas
*200 ml Pizza sauce (make sure you check that it's dairy-free - many have parmesan or romano in them)
*Toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, bacon and others

Aioli Ingredients:
*3 to 4 cloves of garlic
*3/4 cups mayonnaise
*1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
*2 teaspoons olive oil


Spread pizza sauce on the pitas. Top with your favorite toppings. Place on a sheet of aluminum foil, fold the calzone in half and wrap it up. It's BBQ season around here so I made my calzones on the grill, but you can use the oven, too. Preheat your grill or oven to 375 C to 400 C and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from grill/oven and let sit for two minutes before eating.

Mince or crush the garlic and mix into the mayonnaise. Add italian seasoning and mix well. Blend olive oil into aioli until well blended. Let flavors blend for a few hours before eating.

All I can say is yum yum yum. Dipped into the aioli, I didn't even miss the cheese! Try it, I promise you'll enjoy it too!

Enjoy your dairy-free life!