Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
Socca is a traditional flatbread from Nice, France. It's a common street food, cooked on a grill and served in a paper cone, usually chopped and sprinkled with salt, pepper or other delicious toppings. Bonus: It's gluten free. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: Za'atar seasoning, sea salt flakes, coarsely ground pepper and additional extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, whisk chickpea flour, water, 1 tablespoon oil and salt until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Place a 10-in. cast-iron skillet in oven until hot, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Pour batter into the hot pan and tilt to coat evenly.
  3. Broil 6 in. from heat until edge is crisp and browned and center just begins to brown, 5-7 minutes. Cut into wedges. Top with optional ingredients as desired.

Socca Tips

What is socca?

Similar to a crepe, socca is a traditional French street food. It’s made from simple ingredients—primarily chickpea flour—and is often served with olive oil, salt and seasonings. Psst! Check out these other chickpea recipes, too

What’s best to serve with socca?

In France, socca is served as a snack, so go ahead and enjoy your flatbread with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine. For a heartier dish, dress up your socca with an assortment of toppings. Try fresh herbs, olives, roasted veggies, cheese or thin slices of lamb.

Can I make my own chickpea flour?

Yes! To make, add dried chickpeas to a food processor. Cover and process until they’re powdery, 2-3 minutes. Sift the powder through a fine sieve and into a bowl, then add the larger pieces left in the sieve to a coffee or spice grinder and process until powdery.

Nutrition Facts

1 wedge: 113 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.