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

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 14.8g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 3g; fat 15.3g; saturated fat 3.9g; cholesterol 13.6mg; vitamin a iu 306.4IU; vitamin c 2.7mg; folate 103.8mcg; calcium 140.3mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 47.5mg; potassium 267.2mg; sodium 455.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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