Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Socca, Walnut Basil Pesto & Purple Mangetout – Vegan & Gluten Free

Socca with Walnut Basil Pesto

If you haven’t tried socca before, you’re in for a treat. It’s a sort of flatbread or substantial pancake made from chickpeas and it’s naturally vegan and gluten free. It’s also delicious. With little cooking or preparation required it makes a perfect meal for summertime. This socca spread with walnut basil pesto and scattered with toasted walnuts and purple mangetout scored particularly well.

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Courgette and Chickpea Pancakes with Mango and Cucumber Chutney

Courgette Chickpea Pancake

The courgettes, otherwise known as zucchini, continue to flourish in the way only courgettes know how to. Having enjoyed the spiced courgette fritters I made recently and with plenty more courgettes developing, I couldn’t resist this chickpea pancake version when I spotted it in the February 2005 issue of Delicious.

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Coconut Chocolate Cake made with Chickpea Flour (GF)

Gluten-free coconut chocolate cake made with chickpea flour.

Free from egg, dairy, wheat, gluten and refined sugar, this is a rich and flavoursome coconut chocolate cake made with chickpea flour. It’s pretty healthy as far as cakes go. Think chocolatey but not too sweet with a dense but satisfying texture.

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