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
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  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. Serve atop vegetables, salads or whole grains. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Farinata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 742mg32%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 39IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Could you give me some ideas of what to pair this with for a full meal? Maybe used this as the main dish and pair it with a side that I can make in advance? Putting a carb like rice or pasta with is seems like too much though. Maybe a slaw or roasted veggies? I would appreciate your suggestions, it looks great and I want to make it.. Thank you for posting.

    1. Yes, of course. Try a side of roasted vegetables or poached organic chicken if you eat animal protein. That will be easy for you! xx

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

    1. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

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

    1. 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!