Chickpea Pancakes, aka Socca

Easy, healthy + just a few ingredients! Not to mention…

  • Healthy protein
  • Flexible option for snacking or meals
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free

How to make Socca:

  1. Mix 1 cup chickpea flour, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 1/2 tsp salt. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Halfway through that time, turn on broiler. Set a large cast iron pan in the oven for the last 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the hot pan after 5 minutes + use 1/2 Tbsp olive oil to coat it, turning the pan so the oil is spread all across it and a little on the sides.
  4. Add the chickpea batter and set it in the oven.
  5. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until it starts to get brown spots in the middle, then remove. Let cool for a minutes, then slice into wedges and serve.
Socca: chickpea pancake; blog post by Dr. Kathleen Cannon

Ways to eat Socca:

  • Plain – best when fresh from the oven.
  • Add other seasonings into the batter for a twist. (Try: curry, basil + garlic, French herbs, etc.)
  • Add layers of veggies on top and eat like an open-faced crepe / thin sandwich.
  • With a bowl of soup.
  • Use to scoop up sautéed veggies.
  • Dip in marinara sauce.
  • Spread with pesto.
  • With a side of olives, pecorino + drizzle of honey.
  • As a snack instead of crackers, pretzels, cookies, etc.
  • Drizzled with melted dark chocolate + fresh berries.

Enjoy 🙂

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