Gluten-Free Chickpea Rosemary Farinata

by Amie on September 23, 2011

Ever made a farinata?

Well, more importantly what is a Farinata?

I bet you’ve never made one.

Have you?

It’s a simple blend of chickpea flour, water and olive oil.

A touch of sea salt.

And freshly ground pepper.

And a bit of fresh rosemary.


A protein-packed dish that is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Perfect atop salads.

Or grains.

Cooked veggies.

Or mixed into stir-fries.

Or, if you’re like me.  You can enjoy this dish alone with a spoon, a dollop of ripe avocado and a sprinkling of chopped cherry tomatoes.

Love it.

Protein Gluten-Free Goodness.

Now you don’t get that in every dish, do you?

Have I persuaded you to make a Farinata yet?

Come on.

It’s not as complicated as it looks.

Go ahead, give this recipe a whirl and bake it on up.

It’s fun and tasty.

Something new to add to your meals.

Think of it this way:

It’s a cute, new protein that can be enjoyed in so many ways.

Need some pairing advice?

Just ask away. I’ve gotta lotta these Farinata dishes stored in my little head.

Eat up.

Chickpea Farinata

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Serves 4


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 500° F.
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven to warm.
  3. Combine chickpea flour and water; whisk well to combine.  Add sea salt, pepper, olive oil and rosemary. Set aside for 1 hour at room temperature.
  4. Place 4 ramekins on warm pizza stone and heat 15 minutes in the oven.
  5. Remove ramekins from oven, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer chickpea mixture into hot pan. Return to oven; bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove ramekins from oven; set aside to cool.  Slice farinata into chunks or strips.
  7. Serve atop vegetables, salads or whole grains.
  8. Enjoy.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet and Savvy September 23, 2011 at 5:47 am

What a unique and Amazing looking dish! Thanks for sharing! :)


Jessica September 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

Where did you take those lovely pics? The dish looks great.


Amie October 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thanks Jessica; I took these pics at my family’s summer home on the beach in New Jersey! So happy you love them. Have a great day!


Alyse September 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

Looks like a cross between cornbread and pancakes…with a whole different flavor profile, I’m sure! I love anything made in ramekins. :)


B n B September 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Cute idea Amie – I think that would make a great pizza crust actually :) I’ve only tried chickpea flour once – it’s in Bob’s Red Mill Flour I think…it was okay, but I prefer chickpeas in hummus form :)

I already follow you on Twitter. And…I just like rice – great with veggies, sauce, goat cheese and grilled chicken :)


mary fran (frannycakes) September 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I have only ever used chickpea flour to make socca (a french dish similar to this, but it is almost as thin as a crepe), so I think I am going to have to try this!


Amie September 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

It’s amazing….I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Thanks Fran!


Meghan September 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I’d love to try it because we’re big rice fans but especially because little one can put it away like no one you’ve ever seen. It really is something to behold lol


Amie September 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Thanks Meghan! Great to hear from you! Haha; I love it.


Meghan September 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I follow on twitter @immortalb4


Meghan September 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm
Cheryl Free September 25, 2011 at 2:45 am

Following @TheHealthyApple on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway


Cheryl Free September 25, 2011 at 2:46 am

I’d like to try Mom Made Foods Fiesta Rice because I love the ingredients :)


Amie September 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Thanks Cheryl!


Cheryl Free September 25, 2011 at 2:46 am

I Like The Healthy Apple on Facebook


Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 25, 2011 at 9:25 am

This looks delicious! I make socca, but I’m guessing that’s a crisper version of this. I LOVE socca as croutons on my salads, so I’m guessing this would be loved here too!


Amie September 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Mmmmmm sounds delish, Sarena. I’ve never had socca but I’m sure it’s fabulous. Thanks so much for your comment; great to hear from you and I hope we get to meet in person soon!


Kate September 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

what a cool dish, I follow you on twitter & facebook !


Amie September 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

Thanks Kate; enjoy!


Cheryl Free October 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Just wanted to let you know I received my Mom Made Foods Organic Fiesta Rice today :) Many thanks again!


Amie October 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Goodie; so happy to hear! Enjoy darling. xoox


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