This chickpea flatbread is an easy traditional recipe, called Socca. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and is made with extremely minimal ingredients.

A piece of chickpea flatbread being held in a hand.

What is Socca?

Socca is a traditional recipe in the South of France and neighboring regions of Italy. It’s a rustic, chickpea flatbread made with very simple ingredients and a simple method.

If you’re grain-free, egg-free, and love an easy recipe, this one is for you! It’s perfect for appetizers or sides with Italian or French dishes.

Why you’ll love this Socca

  • It’s just a few ingredients. This socca tastes delicious, but takes just a few ingredients to make.
  • It’s so versatile! Eat it as an appetizer, a side, or a snack. It can also be mixed up with different dips!

The Ingredients for Socca

  • Chickpea Flour.
  • Salt and Black Pepper.
  • Water.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Fresh Rosemary. This tops the socca after baking to add flavor!

How to make Socca (Chickpea Flatbread)

  • Step One. Combine the ingredients and mix.
  • Step Two. Cover the bowl and allow to sit for an hour.

The batter for chickpea flatbread in a mixing bowl.

  • Step Three. Preheat the oven and heat the cast iron pan.
  • Step Four. Pour the chickpea batter into a heated pan and bake.

Chickpea flatbread batter being poured from a mixing bowl into a cast iron skillet to cook.

  • Step Five. Remove from oven and top with fresh rosemary and salt.
  • Step Six. Slice and enjoy with dip of choice!

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve it with a dip! See below for suggested dip options!
  • Get the socca nice and crispy. It’s best when there’s a good crisp on top. Keep an eye on the oven to make sure you get a crisp.

How to eat and serve Socca

This socca is best fresh out of the oven! You’ll want to eat it hot/ warm and serve it with a dip like…

  • Olive oil and balsamic
  • Olive tapenade
  • Pesto
  • etc!

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Socca (Easy Chickpea Flatbread)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 75 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for greasing the pan)
  • Fresh rosemary


  1. Using a large bowl, whisk the chickpea flour, salt and pepper together. Pour in the water, and olive oil and stir to combine. Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and allow to sit at room temperature for an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Transfer a 10″ cast iron pan to the oven and allow to heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and grease it with about 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the chickpea batter into the hot pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes. Turn the oven on broil and broil for another 2 minutes to crisp.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cutting board.
  5. Top with fresh rosemary and salt to taste. Slice into 4 pieces and serve warm with a dip if desired!


All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 60 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 134
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 5.2g