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Easy Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe (Vegan)

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The iconic dish that goes by different names all over the world. You know it. you love it. Now let me show you how to make this Easy Vegan Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe! With my own special twist of course… 

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This Easy Vegan Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe is your every day pizza dough loaded with vegan cheese, homemade chilli oil and a lot of garlic! It’s hard for me to decide which is the star of the show here! The creamy vegan cheese we all know and love? The aromatic punch of flavor from the freshly minced garlic? Or my secret twist to my new favourite version of these vegan garlic fingers – the homemade chili oil! There’s something so satisfying about making flavor infused oil from scratch. I’m convinced it makes the dish taste a whole lot better making it for yourself, but if you want to skip a step and buy your own favourite chili oil from the store, I encourage you to do so!

From the mix of spices to the olive oil you use, each ingredient makes a huge difference in taste. The main thing is, that you try these Cheesy Vegan Chilli Oil Garlic Fingers all for yourself… like, today!

What are vegan garlic fingers?

Okay you’re not entirely wrong for asking… I too was apprehensive about changing one of my favourite local dishes – garlic fingers. But at a certain point I thought to myself, I’m already eating plant-based… most of the ingredients in any one of my dishes need to be subbed out with the vegan equivalent… what’s ONE more ingredient added?? thus enters, the homemade chili oil and Cheesy Vegan Chilli Oil Garlic Fingers.

Where are garlic fingers from?

Garlic Fingers originate from the Atlantic candian provinces. However that only applies the the name alone. Garlic fingers are found all over the world known by different names. You may know them as cheese fingers, garlic sticks, cheesy bread, cheese sticks, and more! But you also run the risk of adding so many new ingredients that it basically becomes a pizza (by the way that’s not a bad thing… try out this Chick’n & Spinach Alfredo Pizza for proof). So I thought, why not make it spicy, and do it from scratch!

This chili oil was one of my most popular easy recipes from last winter, and I still use it to this day! Let me show you how to make these Easy Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe (Vegan).

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How do you make Easy Chili Oil Garlic Fingers?

Follow these instructions if you want to make it as quickly and easily as possible! You all know by now I’m a HUGE fan of quick and easy. But that doesn’t mean I’m willing to sacrifice taste.  You get the quick and easy ingredients as well as the option to streamline this Easy Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe (Vegan), along with the option to make the dough and chilli oil from scratch!

I personally find the super market frozen or fresh dough balls to be of the best quality I’ve had! Pizza dough is a pretty simple recipe despite what you might think, so I always opt for the easiest option! If you’re feeling adventurous, try this easy recipe for Beer Dough!

How do you make easy garlic chili oil?

First things first… Choose your chilli oil! Follow the recipe below for what has been my personal favourite version of it so far! My favourite ingredients to use are shallots, Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, cinnamon sticks, chili powder, ginger, bay leaves, chili peppers, 4-5 cloves garlic, onion, and more. But, if you’re short on time, feel free to cut out this step and use your favourite store bought version.

In a pan or small pot, you’ll want to start by adding the room temperature ingredients with some salt for taste. Over low heat to medium heat, gently stir the ingredients with some red pepper flakes until the oil is hot but not quite at the boiling point. When done and chili oil is properly infused, strain through a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar or container for storage in the fridge.

Lastly, all you have to do is build it and bake it! Be sure to use your favourite vegan cheeses for this. For my pro-tip on the creamiest meltiest cheese, try mixing some of your favourite brands! It always adds a layer of flavour and texture you don’t always get from one type of vegan cheese alone!

Feel free to serve this chili garlic oil recipe over anything you like! Garlic chili oil makes for a great dipping sauce, drizzle over dumplings, tofu scramble, vegetables,

Where can I find more recipes like Easy Chili Oil Garlic Fingers Recipe (Vegan)

And don’t forget to let us know how you liked these Cheesy Vegan Chilli Oil Garlic Fingers by leaving a comment and review if you tried it! We love to get feedback so tag us on instagram, Facebook or YouTube @gregsvegangourmmet or @itslivb with your creations! Enjoy!

FAQ for Vegan Chili Oil Garlic Fingers

Can garlic oil go rancid?

yes! It can if not properly stored. Keep refrigerated for up to 6 months. However with homemade chili oil I recommend enjoying within a couple of weeks to be safe.

How long does homemade chili garlic oil last?

up to six months.

What goes well with garlic chili oil?

Any vegan meat alternative such as vegan chicken, pork, steak stubstitutes, or morning egg substitutes such as tofu scramble. Try it on top of pizza or garlic fingers for best results.

Is chili oil high in calories?

Chili oil contains the same calories as in the amount of oil used. For accurate nutritional information try adding the recipe to MyFitnessPal for information regarding fiber, carbohydrates, protein, fat, sugar, sodium etc.

What are garlic fingers?

Garlic Fingers originate from the Atlantic candian provinces. However that only applies the the name alone. Garlic fingers are found all over the world known by different names. You may know them as cheese fingers, garlic sticks, cheesy bread, cheese sticks, and more!

Are garlic fingers the same as cheesy bread?

Depending on the area of the world you reside, garlic fingers go by many different names such as cheesy bread.

Where can I find chili oil in the grocery store?

Check the international isle for infused flavors of oil such as garlic chili oil.

 

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Cheesy Vegan Chilli Oil Garlic Fingers


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

The iconic dish that goes by different names all over the americas. You know it. you love it. Now let me show you how to make it! With my own special twist of course…These cheesy Vegan chilli oil garlic fingers are your every day pizza dough loaded with vegan cheese, homemade chilli oil and a lot of garlic!


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Ingredients

Beer Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 330 mL (1 bottle) room temperature mild beer like a pale ale or lager
  • 1 tbsp oil

Chilli Oil

  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 5 tbsp chili flakes or Sichuan peppercorns
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 de arbol chilis

Garlic Fingers:

  • 1 batch beer dough, or ball of store-bought dough
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter (I use Becel sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded vegan cheese (I use either Daiya cutting board collection or Earth Island shreds, or a mix!)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 tbsp chilli oil
  • marinara sauce for dipping, optional

Instructions

  1. For the beer dough: in a mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt and whisk until combined. Add the beer and oil and mix to form a smooth dough ball. Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free area for 1 hour to rise.
  2. For the Chilli Oil: Combine ingredients into a small pot and heat it over medium-low heat on the stove for 30 minutes (until garlic is browned), strain and pour into an airtight container – consume within 1 week (if you wish to store for longer, only add dry ingredients *no garlic* and use proper sanitization/canning procedures to avoid bacteria contamination!) if you’re unsure on this, make sure to do your research for proper food safety
  3. Preheat oven to 450 F. Shape the dough into a pizza shape about 10-12 inches in diameter.  Place on a Parc ament-lined baking tray or pizza stone.
  4. In a small pot on medium heat, combine the garlic and vegan butter and heat until melted. Spread evenly over crust, then add vegan cheese shreds in an even layer, chilli oil, chilli flakes and the parsley.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown on the bottom and bubbling on top. Slice into “fingers” then dip in desired sauce. Enjoy!

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