Herby chickpea socca

Yellow socca flatbread wedges on a round wooden board with a handle with a small dish of salt.
Socca is a gluten-free chickpea flatbread, a popular street food from Nice, France. With only 5 ingredients it makes a delicious appetiser, side dish, or light meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Appetiser, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people



  • In a bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt, and your chosen herbs. Let it rest for 30 minutes while you preheat your oven to 230°C and place a cast iron skillet inside.
  • 5 minutes before cooking your socca, switch your oven to grill and move the rack closer to the heat.
  • Carefully remove the hot skillet, add olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom. Pour the batter in the center, then tilt the pan to spread it evenly.
  • Place the skillet back in the oven and grill for 5-8 minutes, or until the top starts to brown and blister. If it browns too quickly, move the pan down a rack.
  • Transfer the socca to a cutting board. Slice it into wedges or squares, sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil if desired.


Cook's tips
  • Use a well-seasoned cast iron skillet for best results.
  • Add water a tbsp at a time if the batter is too thick.
  • Get creative with toppings! Roasted veggies, feta cheese, or more herbs are great options.
  • Leftovers store well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or oven for crispy goodness.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, kid friendly, vegan, vegetarian
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Not sure what to do with the rest of your chickpea flour? Use it in homemade tortillas for your next taco night!

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