This post is contributed by Amie Valpone, author of the gluten-free cooking blog, The Healthy Apple, and publisher of Easy Eats, an online gluten-free magazine.

 Ever made a farinata?

It’s a simple blend of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, a touch of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and a bit of fresh rosemary.

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

Perfect atop salads.


Mixed 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.

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.

  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.  

Need pairing ideas? Ask away!

14 Must-Make Cauliflower Recipes.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes Even Kids Will Love.
Hearty, Chunky Soups for a Cold Day.
Healthy, Easy New Ways to Enjoy Salmon.
10 Tasty Ways to Make Canned Tuna Gourmet.
What's in Season: Fall Vegetables You Can't Miss.
Crispy, Creamy, and Perfectly Cheesy Gourmet Gratins.
10 Creative New Ways to Cook Salmon.
Cozy into Fall with Savory Seasonal Soups.
Creamy, Comforting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes.
12 Terrific New Takes on Jalapeño Poppers.
Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Pastas.
Edible Flowers from The Garden of Eat'n.
Snack Healthy with Homemade Hummus.
Every Dish is Made Better with Beer.
10 Exceptional Coffee Drinks to Make at Home.
10 Handy Meals Made in a Muffin Tin.
Vegan Appetizers Anyone Will Love.
Simple, Hearty Mexican Dishes for a Crowd.
10 Succulent Salmon Dishes for Healthier Eating.
Appetizer Ideas for the Big Game.
Italian Dishes Minus the Indulgence.
Cozy Chili Recipes and Creative Ways to Enjoy Them.
Fantastic, Flavorful 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinners.
10 Savory Curries You Can Make in a Hurry.
Top 10 Christmas Cookies of the Season.
5 Creative Cinco de Mayo Recipes to get the Fiesta Started!.
Fun Football Shaped Bites for the Super Bowl.
The Ultimate Super Bowl Appetizer: 5-Layer Football Field Dip.
Complete Your Meal With a Perfect Wine Pairing.
Pass the Chickpeas! 10 Healthy Garbanzo Bean Recipes.
Food Pairings with Sean McKenzie and Dave Matthews.
Top 10 Tips for Winning Dinners!.
From Apples to Kale to Salmon, How to Keep What You Love Fresh.
Cooking with Silk®.
Grow Your Own Ingredients: Fresh Garden Favorites.