Chickpea Farinata

Chickpea Farinata

Farinata is a thin pancake or crêpe made from chickpea flour, originating in Genoa. You can treat it like a pizza and make it your own by adding your favorite toppings. We hope you have fun with this beautiful, Italian-inspired dish!

What You'll Need

1 cup Chickpea Flour

1 cup water water

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

Dash of pepper

Toppings as shown in picture

3 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped

1/2 cup red onion, sliced thinly

Other topping ideas:

Olives, basil, tomatoes & pine nuts

Ground lamb, pepperoncini peppers & feta cheese

Pesto, arugula, sliced lemon & buffalo mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Put a cast iron skillet in the oven while the oven is pre-heating to warm it up.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the Hayden Flour Mills Chickpea Flour and water together. Use a whisk and stir until smoothly integrated. Mix in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add onions and rosemary (or other topping ideas) right before you put the batter into the skillet.

  3. When the oven is heated, carefully take the cast iron skillet out of the oven and coat the bottom with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour the batter evenly over bottom of the skillet, return to the oven, and cook for 12 minutes. Slice it like a pizza and serve as an appetizer or in the place of bread.

Makes 1 farinata.

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