Farinata (a.k.a. Socca), a High-Protein Chickpea Flour Flatbread

This high-protein flatbread is a one-ingredient, easy-to-cook wonder that's made from chickpea flour. It works beautifully as a pizza crust or even just by itself as an accompaniment to a meal.


  • 1 c chickpea flour
  • 1 c water
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
  • Other herbs or spices for the batter (see ideas in the post)
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Toppings of choice


  1. Place an oven-safe skillet in the oven. Preheat both the oven and the skillet to 450 degrees.
  2. While the oven preheats, prepare all of your chosen toppings as needed.
  3. Whisk together the chickpea flour, water, salt, and any additional herbs or spices you want to use. Let the batter sit for five minutes to thicken.
  4. Carefully remove the preheated skillet from the oven. Add a dash of olive oil and swirl it until the skillet is lightly but evenly coated.
  5. Pour the prepared batter into the skillet and gently tilt the skillet until the batter has spread into an even layer.
  6. Return the skillet to the oven and cook the Farinata for another 10-15 minutes until the center is cooked through and the edges have just barely started to brown.
  7. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and top the Farinata with sauce, cheese, veggies, etc, if desired. Gently slide it out of the skillet onto a cutting board to slice.