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Chickpea Flatbread | Socca | Gluten free and Vegan French Flatbread
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Chickpea Flatbread | Socca | Gluten free and Vegan French Flatbread

A very simple batter based Chickpea flatbread, also known as Socca which is Gluten free and Vegan. Socca is a very popular street food from the city Nice in France.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baking, Breakfast, Flatbread, Main Course, Street Food
Cuisine: French
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 81kcal


  • ¾ cup Chickpea flour
  • ¾ cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 pods Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Red pepper flakes adjust based on your spice preference
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoon Cilantro finely chopped


  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour with salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and dried rosemary.
  • Add the water and olive oil and whisk well to combine. Cover the batter with a plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. You could let it sit for longer as well. Mine was sitting for couple of hours.
  • In the meantime, heat about a teaspoon oil in a the cast iron skillet that we will be using to bake the Socca. Add the chopped onions and let it cook in low to medium heat until translucent (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Add the minced garlic and let it cook for a minute more. Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
  • After the batter has rested, preheat the oven to 450 F. Also heat the cast iron skillet before we pour the batter on it.
  • Add the cooled down onion mixture along with cilantro to the batter and mix to combine.
  • Grease the hot cast iron skillet liberally with olive oil and pour the batter. Tilt the pan slightly to spread.
  • Bake it for about 10 minutes or until the sides are slightly crisp and the top is slightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool on a rack briefly.
  • Slice and serve when warm!


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg