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Socca pizza with Parma ham, sliced cherry tomatoes and rocket leaves.

Socca Pizza with Parma Ham

Course: Main Course/ Starter
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting time:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 235kcal
Socca is a french chickpea flatbread that can easily turn into a super easy gluten-free pizza crust. Just 5 ingredients and ready in 30 min!
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  • 200 ml warm water
  • 125 g chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper to taste


  • 4 Parma Ham thin slices
  • Handful of rocket leaves
  • 6 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto (optional)


  • Place the water in a large bowl and slowly whisk in the chickpea flour until fully incorporated, then whisk in 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of extra-virgin olive oil and season with ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper to taste. Whisk gently to combine all the ingredients, until the batter has reached a lump-free creamy consistency. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 430 F/220 C and arrange the baking tray onto the middle shelf.
  • Heat a 10 or 12-inch oven-safe cast-iron or metal skillet over low-medium heat, then brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of extra-virgin olive oil and pour in the chickpea batter. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for about 8 minutes or until the top is slightly golden brown and the edges have browned nicely.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven (always use oven gloves, the skillet is hot!) allow to cool slightly, then gently loosen the bottom with a spatula and transfer the socca onto a wood board or serving plate.
  • Top the socca with rocket leaves, sliced cherry tomatoes, thin slices of Parma Ham, drizzle with optional basil pesto sauce and serve.


You can store leftover chickpea pizza in a sealed air-tight container and refrigerated it for up to 2-3 days.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg