Last summer I went on a dream family vacation, a 7 day Disney Mediterranean cruise with my family. We spent sum filled days on the ship and I explored wonderful cities in Spain, France and Italy. I loved every minute of it.
One of my goals for the trip was to keep it relaxed and healthy. That meant looking for delicious and healthy lunches on my excursions.
In Nice, France I had the most fabulous lunch, fresh salad Nicoise with Socca. Socca is a bread made from chickpea flour so it’s grain free and gluten free. It was so delicious that I have been dreaming about it since I came back but felt a little intimidated trying to make it at home. Last week I finally made it and it could not have been easier, I will make this recipe again and again.
You will need:
One cup of chickpea flour.
I ground mine fresh in my vitamix but you can buy chickpea flour in many places including this link on amazon.
One cup of water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Any additional chopped fresh herbs or spices. I made mine with fresh parsley and will try cumin and cilantro next.
Mix all the ingredients with a whisk in a bowl. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes or more to thicken up.
Heat a frying pan and add a little coconut oil.
Cook the chickpea mixture by the ladleful.
You can make them thin like crepes, medium like pancakes or thicker. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes depending on thickness until golden brown, flip and cook on the other side.
Remove from the pan and let cool for a few minutes.
And voilà! You got a delicious socca. You can eat it plain, eat it with a topping like hummus or avocado or use it like pita bread and fill it up.
My homemade socca.