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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 Chickpea Pancakes with Mango Cucumber Salsa

Courgette Chickpea Pancake

A substantial wholesome pancake enlivened with spices and served with a tangy mango and cucumber salsa and yoghurt. These courgette chickpea pancakes are made with gram flour, so they’re naturally gluten free.

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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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