This Socca recipe is super easy to make with only 3 ingredients and a few fresh herbs. It’s the perfect flatbread to eat alone as an appetizer or delicious served with meals. Gluten Free, Vegan, Easy, Dairy Free.
Okay Guys…. so the first time I made socca I was like “where have you been all my life?”
Like really… no kidding… this stuff is so easy to make and sooo incredibly delicious.
Plus chickpea flour is high in protein and very economical to bake with.
And since chickpea flour is the main ingredient in this.. then you’ll definitely feel good about eating it.
WHAT IS SOCCA
Socca also known as Farinata in the region of Italy is pretty much like an over sized chickpea pancake.
It originates from the region of Nice, France and is a local fast food there.
Basically it consists of flour, olive oil and water.
HOW TO MAKE THIS CHICKPEA FLATBREAD
You want to start by mixing together the flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Then any fresh herbs or dried spices you may want to add.
I used fresh minced garlic and dried oregano in this recipe.
Once it’s all whisked together just cover and let rest about 30 minutes.
Next you’ll want to preheat the oven. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven while it’s preheating.
The skillet is going to be really hot so be very careful when removing it from the oven.
Swirl a little olive oil in hot skillet, pour in batter, swirl it around and then bake. Cool completely and cut into wedges.
WAYS TO SERVE SOCCA
Personally one of my favorite ways is with hummus. But it’s also great plain or drizzled with a little olive oil.
And since this is so easy to make… and you really just need some chickpea flour….
I find myself making this quite often since I pretty much always have chickpea flour on hand.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST SOCCA
You need to make sure the pan is really hot before pouring in the batter to cook.
I recommend using a cast iron skillet to make this in.
When the edges are brown, crispy and pulling away from the side of pan you know it’s done.
I like to turn it on broil the last several minutes of cooking for browning top….
But you’ll need to keep an eye on it here to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Allow to cool thoroughly before removing from the pan.
AND IF YOU TRY THIS RECIPE PLEASE BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…..
I’d love to hear if you make this & how you like it. Plus please be sure to include a star rating.
Until next time- xoxo
Socca Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Chickpea Flatbread
- 1 cup garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour)
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp. olive oil plus some for skillet
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- dash of fresh ground black pepper
- Whisk together flour, water, olive oil and seasonings in medium mixing bowl.
- Cover and allow to rest at least 30 minutes.
- Prehat oven to 450 degrees with skillet in the oven while heating.
- Carefully remove skillet and swirl olive oil to coat pan.
- Pour in batter and swirl to cover bottom of pan.
- Place back in preheated oven and cook 12-15 minutes till browned around the edges.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing.