gluten free pizza

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

We made more socca pizzas over the weekend, and after having some off blog conversations I thought I’d finally post about it! ;)

I went back to my new favorite, simple pizza of vegan cheese and asparagus. The pizza ‘sauce’ was tomato cashew-pistachio dip.

stovetop socca

1 cup garbanzo flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Whisk ingredients and pour into skillet, flipping once. This is my favorite way to cook socca – you can also bake this in the oven, 30 minutes @ 400.

For this pizza, I increased the flour + water, and split between two 8 inch round pans, baking for 25 minutes at 400:

1 1/2 cups garbanzo flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

As pizza fans, we love this version. Who knew gluten free could be so easy, and so good?

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Blog is the New Black March 22, 2011 at 2:47 am

Never though to put aspargus on my pizza… brilliant!

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2 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

Mmm, it’s SO good! if it’s thin like this I just add it raw, brush with olive oil and it cooks with the pizza… if it’s thicker asparagus I might roast it first.

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3 lindsay March 22, 2011 at 3:48 am

this is the best recipe I’ve ever seen!! No really, not lying!! You are hands down the best cook. Thank you for sharing your one of a kind recipe friend.

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4 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

ha… are you pulling my leg, friend? ;) this comment made me laugh – so thanks for that!

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5 Stephanie March 22, 2011 at 5:08 am

That’s vegan cheese?!? It actually melted! I’m impressed! What brand of cheese is it?

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6 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

it’s the follow your heart brand – comes in a block and I grated it. :)

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7 Stephanie March 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Thanks! I’ll look for it at the grocery store!

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8 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

it has good flavor, too! I think it melts better than Daiya, and tastes better too…

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9 Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 22, 2011 at 5:25 am

Ha, I just told S about socca (because of her pizza cravings *and* wheat concerns), and here it is! Perfect! :D

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10 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

I love when things work out that way… <3

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11 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 22, 2011 at 5:26 am

I’ve been hearing so much about socca–I guess I better jump on the bandwagon soon, it looks so good!

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12 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

it is so good – so easy and versatile! :D

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13 Heather (Where's the Beach) March 22, 2011 at 5:45 am

I made up some chickpea flour just for the purpose of trying socca pizzas. I love the artichoke on there. I don’t have any round pizza pans – I use the pizza stones so I’ll have to figure something out – maybe just a rectangle pizza.

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14 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

or make the socca in a skillet first, then add toppings & into the oven… :)

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15 Kristina @ Life as Kristina March 22, 2011 at 6:31 am

I LOVE socca pizza-so good and hits the spot perfectly!

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16 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:28 am

exactly! the first thing I thought of when going gluten free was pizza… :D

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17 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty March 22, 2011 at 7:51 am

I’ve probably complained about this before, but I can’t make socca… it does not work for me… I’ve tried quite a few times now!! *sighs*
This does look amazing and I LOVE using different sauces for the pizza base!! Hummus is an awesome base too!!

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18 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:27 am

what happens when you make it? :( I love hummus as a pizza base, and hummus + bbq sauce together… Mmm…

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19 Lisa March 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

Looks yummy! I love artichokes and spinach on pizza…yum :)

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20 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:26 am

I love spinach on pizza too! and sometimes IN –> the last time I made socca for pizza it was a spinach socca! :)

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21 Dorry March 22, 2011 at 8:06 am

YUM!! A must make. Seems simple and delicious. So glad you posted this today. Maybe I’ll make it Saturday night as pre-race fuel! My favorite toppings are mushrooms, green bell pepper and BASIL! Sometimes I like jalapenos, too. And really any veggie is good with me.

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22 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

oh, I would LOVE if this inspires your pre race fuel – then it’s kinda like I’m THERE supporting you, in addition to cheering from afar <3

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23 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete March 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

So adorable as always!

My favorite pizza toppings: onions, green peppers, black olives!

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24 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

Mmm, that sounds like a classic pizza! I’m getting hungry now!

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25 Meg March 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

This is genius! I love love love your recipes, especially cause they’re GF and filled with love (and doxie love too!)

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26 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

aaawww! :) thanks, Meg! XXO!

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27 Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan March 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

socca makes the perfect pizza crust eh? i love it!

I just started this healthy food photo sharing site: http://healthfreakfood.com/

I would love it if you submitted your pretty food photos! :)

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28 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm

thank you – I will !!

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29 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit March 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

Your pizza looks so perfect! I have no idea why I’ve never thought to use cake pans for my socca. Great idea!

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30 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm

makes perfect personal pizzas!!

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31 Gina March 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

What a beautiful pizza! I love how simple socca is to make! And it’s so versatile too :)

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32 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

thanks, Gina! yes, socca is VERY versatile! I like to add spinach for extra protein, or maple syrup for a sweeter socca!

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33 Amy B @ Second City Randomness March 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Asparagus has been on ALL the blogs recently! Love that it’s back in season..

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34 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

oh, me too! and the lovely thin ones, not big tough ones!! :D

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35 Natalie @ will jog for food March 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I HAVE to get garbanzo flour this weekend! All this socca talk is making me really want to try it!

Probably my favorite pizza topping is olives, it’s one of my fav foods.

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36 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

olives are definitely a classic pizza topper… YUM! yes, I hope you try socca soon – the skillet cooking method is my favorite, and it’s SO quick!

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37 Zoe March 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Wow, your photos look amazing, Kristina. I could almost taste the pizza-y goodness just looking at them! I love how creative you are when it comes to gluten-free cooking :)

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38 spabettie March 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm

thank you, Zoe!! :) I remember being totally LOST when I first went gluten free… but it’s getting easier and is pretty fun!! :D

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39 Kitty March 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm

What a joy your blog is Kristina. Thank you,this will be wonderful to make for my gluten free sis in law and friend and me too.

My favourite pizza toppings are (being a sweet toothed lady) pineapple, slow roasted red pepper, pineapple sage,ripped basil leaves,small drizzle of chilli and garlic oil and lightly toasted walnuts on top oh yum. :)

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40 spabettie March 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

well, Thank You Kitty! your sweet comment has made my day! I have been gluten free for a couple years now, and it gets easier and more fun every day!

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41 Melissa March 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Just checked out Cotter Crunch per your posting how great that brownie recipe is in a small portion. Thank you for the info and the lovely recipe for Socca. Can’t wait to try it. Have you ever prepared your own Garbanzo flour?

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42 spabettie March 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

thank you, Melissa! I have not made my own garbanzo flour – is it easy to prepare? dried beans in a processor? :)

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43 Melissa March 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

That’s what I understand. I have yet to try it. A processor or high speed blender. If I try it I’ll let you know, do you think the fava in the flour mix makes a big difference?

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44 spabettie March 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I have no idea! doesn’t hurt to try without? yes, let me know if you try, and I’ll let you know if I do!

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45 Jess@HealthyExposures March 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

just bookmarked this. looks awesome, i can’t wait to give it a try!1

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46 spabettie March 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

oh good – let me know how you like it, Jess! have a fabulous weekend!

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47 Allie March 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

I made your Socca recipe yesterday–amazing! Used it as a “bun” for black bean veggie burgers, then went back for a snack of socca with melted soy cheddar on top. A new favorite easy and healthy last-minute-what-to-eat item!

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48 spabettie March 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

hi Allie!! so glad you like it – and YES, it is SO easy and quick – so tasty and versatile!

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49 Opal April 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

looks great!!

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50 Christa July 31, 2011 at 5:10 am

I just love you :)

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51 Matt and Mark November 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm

looks good, girl!

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