Socca with spinach and caramelized vegetables

200gms gram(chickpea)flour
1tbsp chopped thyme and oregano or za’atar
½ bag spinach
2 peppers
1 large onion
1 ball mozzarella
75gms mature cheddar
1/2oz/15gms butter
1tbsp olive oil

Socca is a traditional street food fromNice. It makes a naturally high protein, gluten free pizza/pancake.

  • Preheat the oven to its highest setting
  • Combine the chickpea flour with 400ml water and a 1tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and stir to create a smooth batter
  • Let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Slice the onions and peppers
  • Heat 1tbsp of olive oil and add the onion and pepper. Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the peppers have completely softened and the onion is golden brown and caramelized
  • Wash the spinach and shake dry
  • Heat a large pan and add the butter to it. Add the spinach and stir till the spinach has wilted down
  • Remove from the pan and squeeze any moisture out before seasoning with salt and pepper
  • Bake the socca by coating the bottom and sides of a roasting tin (or baking dish) with olive oil
  • Pour the socca batter into the tin
  • Using the back of a spoon, evenly spread the batter to cover the bottom of the pan. Top with the herbs or za’atar; season with salt and pepper
  • Bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes depending on the depth of the pan
  • Remove from the oven and arrange the roast peppers and onion, then spinach and cheese, on top
  • Reduce the oven to gas mark6/400F/200C and bake for 12-15 minutes
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Izzy Silvester