• Kale and pea socca with yoghurt tahini dressing (Loving Gluten Free)Source: Loving Gluten Free

A thin and crispy pancake-like dish from the Ligurian coast is naturally gluten-free. Here's it's dressed with a minty, rich tahini sauce.






Skill level

Average: 4.7 (15 votes)



  • 120 g (1 cup) besan (chickpea) flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, for pan-frying
  • 140 g (¾ cup) fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup thinly sliced kale leaves
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced mint leaves
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Yoghurt tahini dressing

  • 125 g (½ cup) plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish 

  • coriander and mint sprigs 
  • cooked peas

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


1. For the socca, place the besan flour, salt and cumin in a bowl and stir to combine. Create a well in the centre then add the oil and 250 ml (1 cup) water and whisk to make a smooth batter. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of extra oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When hot, pour one third of the batter into the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side or until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 socca.

3. For the yoghurt tahini dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.

4. To serve, top each socca with dressing and garnish with the extra herbs and peas.


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