Socca with mushrooms and Mexican salsa verde

Socca is a thin, unleavened flatbread made from chickpea flour, water, and olive oil served as an appetizer, breakfast, side dish, or snack, either plain or topped with various ingredients such as herbs, cheese, and vegetables.

This socca or chickpea flatbread (or vegan omelet, as my kids call it) will change your life. It is so easy to make, vegan, and has tons of plant-based protein.

What is socca?

Socca is a thin, unleavened flatbread made from chickpea flour, water, and olive oil. It is popular in the Ligurian region of Italy and many parts of France, known as socca or farinata.

It is sometimes served as an appetizer, side dish, or snack, plain or topped with various ingredients such as herbs, cheese, and vegetables.

Other names for socca include:

  • Farinata
  • Cecina
  • Torta di ceci
  • Panisse
  • Farinata di ceci

Socca recipe ingredients

  • Chickpea flour, it is relatively easy to find in your local supermarket or online.
  • Water you could substitute with vegetable broth.
  • Salt
  • Olive oil, enhances the flavor.

✨Find the complete measurements and recipe below!


All about chickpea flour

  • Chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour or gram flour, is made from ground, dried chickpeas.
  • It is a popular ingredient in many Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Benefits of chickpea flour. It is high in protein and fiber and is a good source of iron and folate. It is also gluten-free, making it a great alternative for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • How does it taste? It has a slightly nutty flavor and pairs well with most vegetables.

How to make socca

Making a socca on the stove is a quick and easy process. Start by combining all the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until smooth and free of lumps. You could also use your blender.

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the chickpea flour mixture and cook until the edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Flip the socca over and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

tips for making the best socca

  • Use a non-stick skillet to prevent sticking.
  • Heat the skillet on medium-high heat so the socca will cook quickly and evenly.
  • Use a wooden spoon to spread the chickpea flour mixture evenly in the skillet.
  • Flip the socca over when the edges are golden brown, and the center is slightly firm.
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
  • Eat immediately.

topping ideas

Socca mexicana, ¿que es sooca?

Soca recipe

Alejandra Graf
Socca is a thin, unleavened flatbread made from chickpea flour, water, and olive oil served as an appetizer, breakfast, side dish, or snack, either plain or topped with various ingredients such as herbs, cheese, and vegetables.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 pieces

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of chickpea flour
  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil optional
  • extra cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Start by combining 1 cup of chickpea flour with 1 cup of warm water in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth and free of lumps. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the chickpea flour mixture and cook until the edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Flip the socca over and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Topping ideas

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving
Keyword chickpeas, flour alternatives

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