Socca Pizza Pie

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Calling all pizza lovers! This plant based, gluten-free pie is loaded with protein and also contains a good deal of B vitamins, iron, magnesium and potassium. The base is actually a traditional recipe for socca, which is a flatbread made from garbanzo bean flour,water and few herbs. This chickpea flour crust provides sets a foundation for the creamy vegan ricotta and pile of veggies and together they form a totally yummy healthy powerhouse!

#PLANTPOWERED INGREDIENTS:

GARBANSO BEAN FLOUR

(also called CHICKPEA/BESAN/GRAM/FLOUR)
Garbanzo flour is one of the most nutrient-packed gluten-free flours available. Traditionally made by grinding raw chickpeas, it’s full of healthy protein and  fiber. Garbanzo flour also offer a good array of vitamins and minerals. For example, it contains calcium and magnesium in an ideal ratio, a very high amount of folate — which is essential for a healthy pregnancy — good dose of energizing B vitamins like vitamin B6 and a decent amount of heart-healthy potassium. This flour even contain some of the powerful antioxidant mineral selenium, as well as iron and plenty of plant-based protein.

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Socca Pizza Pie

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp for the dough and 1 tbsp for heating pan
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
  • fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of dried herbs of your choice basil, oregano, thyme
  • 10 to 12 inch Pan oven safe cast iron works great

Ricotta Cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups nut pulp or 1 cup of nuts almonds,cashews, Brazil or Macadamia work best
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Celtic sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup vegan creamy ricotta recipe follows
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in halve
  • 2 Tbs Walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sprouted greens of your choice
  • Extra Salt/pepper to sprinkle on top
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbs hemp oil optional

Instructions

  • Make the batter: Place the chickpea flour, water, 1 Tbs coconut oil, garlic salt, pepper and herbs in a high speed blender. Blend on medium speed for 1 min. Let stand for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
  • While the batter is sitting, preheat oven to broil. Place your pan in the oven to heat for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the ricotta cheese.
  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor, process until creamy stopping to scrape down the sides every coupe of minutes. Taste for flavors adding any additional ingredients. Set aside.
  • Using oven mitts, remove pan from the oven after 10 minutes. (Be careful, pan is really hot!!!)
  • Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to the pan and swirl it around to coat pan.
  • Slowly pour in your chickpea batter. Tilt pan to make sure batter fills in evenly.
  • Change oven temperature to 425F and place pan back in for 5- 8 minutes - depending on the size of your pan. Bigger pan = pizza will be thinner and will probably take less time, so check at 5 minutes.Once the batter is set, remove it from the oven.
  • Spread the ricotta on top. Then add sliced tomatoes and sprinkle walnuts on top.
  • Place back in oven for 10-15 minutes until the pizza is crispy and brown on outside.
  • Remove from the oven. Carefully slide the pizza crust onto a marble/stone or heat safe surface.
  • Top with a bunch of sprouts/microgreens and any additional toppings - herbs, salt, black pepper or pepper flakes.
  • Drizzle hemp oil on top if desired. Slice and serve with green salad.
  • chop/slice your vegetables. Set aside

Notes

Feel free to change up the toppings, using tomato sauce instead of vegan ricotta, try different vegetables, herbs and nuts/seeds.
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Bon Appetit, we hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

 

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