Move over, pizza dough. Socca (pronounced SO-kah), the thin chickpea crêpe popular in Italy and France, makes a tasty gluten-free alternative crust. Top with tomato, mozzarella and pesto, as we've done here, or get creative and use other types of cheese, vegetables and even meat, such as prosciutto. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016

Carolyn Malcoun
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add water; whisk until smooth. Let rest while the oven preheats or refrigerate for up to 1 day.

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  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Place a 12-inch cast-iron skillet on the lower rack. Preheat to 450 degrees F for 30 minutes.

  • When the oven is preheated, carefully remove the hot pan and swirl in 1 tablespoon oil. Whisk the batter, pour it into the pan and swirl to coat. Top with tomato and mozzarella.

  • Bake until the bottom is browned and the edges are crispy, 16 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and, using a pastry brush, dab the socca with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil (brushing can dislodge the toppings).

  • Turn the broiler to high. Broil the socca on the upper rack until browned in spots, 1 to 3 minutes. Top with pesto and cut into wedges.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate socca batter (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Tips: Chickpea flour made from ground dried chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), is a gluten-free flour used in many traditional Middle Eastern recipes. Look for it in natural-foods stores and/or in well-stocked supermarkets in the gluten-free section. Once opened, store airtight in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; 15.3 g total fat; 3.9 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 455 mg sodium. 267 mg potassium; 14.8 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 9.8 g protein; 306 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 104 mcg folate; 140 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 47 mg magnesium;

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