Socca (Farinata)


Socca is a gluten-free, yeast-free, and vegan flatbread that is a specialty from the French city of Nice. You need a cast iron pan for this recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
2 flatbreads


  • 1 cup chickpea flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine chickpea flour, water, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir everything together until smooth. Set aside and let rest at room temperature for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place a cast iron skillet in the oven until hot, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Carefully remove skillet from oven, grease with oil and pour half of the the batter into the skillet, tilting so batter is evenly distributed.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until socca is set, about 7 minutes. Turn on broiler and brown for 1 minute. Remove from oven and slide onto a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Cut socca into pieces and serve hot, sprinkled with pepper. Or garnish with caramelized onions or other toppings of your fancy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.