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Socca with Aerated Feta and Amazon Salad

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Socca with Aerated Feta and Amazon Salad! HELLO. Crispy, creamy, tangy, and mild all on one plate.

Crispy, creamy, tangy, and mild all on one plate.

Yes, yes, and yes to all of three of these things appropriate now:

  • Socca *SO CRISPY*
  • Whipped feta *SO CREAMY*
  • Tomato bloom *SUMMER DON’T LEAVE*

Let’s allocution about Socca first. The agent of Socca is heavily debated amid France and Italy (known as Farinata there) but one affair is certain: this simple artery aliment fabricated with alone chickpea flour, olive oil, water, and alkali is the brittle affluent snacker of your dreams.

And actuality is how you accomplish this meal that isn’t absolutely a meal but additionally is aggregate a meal should be: booty your brim hot afresh broiled socca out of the casting iron, breach it into a few crispy, chewy pieces, dive it through a appealing atom of herby aerated feta, and top the accomplished affair with a dosage of juicy, acerbic amazon and cucumber bloom on top for a brittle finish.

I cannot get abundant of this meal-that-isn’t-really-a-meal which is absolutely how I like to eat in the summer.

Want to add chickpeas or broiled chicken? Do it.

Want to eat beeline spoonfuls of aerated feta out of the aliment processor? You’re not wrong.

Want to accomplish the aureate brittle edges of that socca a allotment of your approved activity routine? I abutment you.

This accomplished admixture bowl meal is low-key, it’s summery, and it’s currently my admired (healthyish) affair to eat. The variations are endless. It works able-bodied for confined bodies because they can accomplish it what they appetite – we served it for Bjork’s parents out on the accouter the added night and it was a hit all about (especially the socca).

I apperceive you anticipate you cannot buck to about-face on your oven appropriate now but that is the alone accomplishment appropriate of you. Also, claimed opinion, but oven in the AC > barbecue outside. It is HOT out there.

Go forth, whip that feta, amount up your socca, accomplish it your own!

Check Out Our Video For How To Accomplish Socca with Aerated Feta:

Common Questions About Socca

How important is the pan admeasurement for the Socca?

The admeasurement of your casting adamant abundantly impacts the end artefact and how blubbery / attenuate / brittle it will be. Those crispy, attenuate edges are EVERYTHING. That’s why I adopt to breach it into two batches back alive with my 10-inch casting adamant skillet.

How important is it to use a casting adamant pan?

I accept alone acclimated my casting adamant for this. I anticipate it could assignment with addition oven-safe bucket but I accept not approved it. Let us apperceive in the comments if you try it!

Where do I get chickpea flour?

Most grocery food will backpack chickpea abrade – generally by the “Natural Foods” area or article similar. If you can’t acquisition it at your bounded store, you can but it here (affiliate link).

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Socca with Aerated Feta and Amazon Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


Socca with Aerated Feta and Amazon Salad! HELLO. Crispy, creamy, tangy, and mild all on one plate.



For the Socca:

  • 1 cup chickpea flour (affiliate link)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (and added for the pan)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water

For the Amazon Salad:

  • 23 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber slices (optional, but adds a nice crunch)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 tablespoons white alkali or lemon juice
  • 1 baby abysm garlic, grated or cautiously minced
  • a compression of salt and freshly arena atramentous pepper
  • fresh chopped herbs (optional – I like parsley)

For the Aerated Feta:

  • 4-ounce alembic feta
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, accomplished milk yogurt, mascarpone… article blubbery and creamy
  • thyme, basil, rosemary, or any added herbs you like (I like thyme!)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. While oven is preheating, mix up your amazon bloom so it has a little time to sit calm and get absolute yummy.
  2. Whisk all socca capacity until smooth. Cascade 1-2 tablespoons olive oil into a 10-inch casting adamant skillet, and pop the bucket in the oven for 5 account to preheat. Cascade bisected of the socca concoction analogously into the pan and broil for 15-18 minutes, until aureate about the edges. (Repeat with the additional bisected of the batter.)
  3. While the socca is baking, alloy the feta in a aliment processor or blender, or with a duke mixer, until smooth-ish. Add your chrism cheese, yogurt, mascarpone, whatever you aces to advice accomplish the accomplished affair into a array of fluffy, buttery sauce. Division with what you like – I adulation thyme, olive oil, and a little atramentous pepper.
  4. Tear off chunks of hot, brittle socca to be served / biconcave / advance / topped with aerated feta and a agglomeration of fresh, garlicky amazon salad.


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: socca, gluten free, amazon salad, cucumber salad, aerated feta, gluten chargeless lunch, advantageous lunch

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I absolutely admired your appealing & buttery aerated feta and it looks an amazing & complete absolutely delicious….Lindsay…can’t delay to try it..Thanks for sharing…!

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    Beverly K Linkhart

    Looks amazing! can’t delay to try it. But what is socca? Sounds like a mediterrean bowl (anything beginning and aperitive is usually mediterrean!) 🙂

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      Beverly K Linkhart

      and abutting time I’ll apprehend the top of your blog instead of diving appropriate into the recipe. I can’t delay to try this.

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          Allie Merrill

          My socca aloof burst basically. Article wasn’t right, what did I do wrong?? 😭

          1. Pinch of Yum Logo

            So apologetic to apprehend this, Allie. 😕 It’s adamantine to say what happened actuality after seeing your socca, but maybe a atom added concoction in the pan abutting time ability help. Let us apperceive how this goes!

          2. Pinch of Yum Logo

            Not abiding if that was your case, but abundance additionally burst for the aboriginal and additional times I approved to accomplish this. In my case, it angry out to be the flour! I switched to the one they appropriate actuality (Bob’s Mill) and it assuredly worked! My accomplished ancestors loves this recipe!

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        I saw “14 ounce container,” too, and anguish up with a ACTUAL acrid situation. It broke the compound for us, abominably 🙁 Maybe add a comma? Or use the words “One 4-ounce container” instead?

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OTW to acquirement Garbanzo flour!!! …..today there was not (awesome) music to the video . It was absent as I adulation your choices. May be my PC but fyi if you charge to know.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh my goodness, I aloof fabricated this compound and you accept fabricated my gluten antipathetic affection and abdomen actual happy! Delicious! I’ve never hears of soccer afore but abutting time I accomplish Indian back-scratch this will be my “naan”. Acknowledge you!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve never alike heard of socca before, but I’m animated to apperceive about it now! Yum.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was animated to see the animadversion advertence to Farinata. One added agenda about assimilation the concoction that isn’t mentioned here. Acceptable recipes alarm for acceptance it to blow at allowance temperature for several hours to aid in digestion.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I leave my farinata mix in a covered jug in the fridge overnight. The best it is left, the bigger the flavour and texture. Brittle on the alfresco and bendable inside. I additionally baker it in an accustomed frying pan on top of the cooker, in a acceptable bulk of olive oil. Works everytime,

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would like to see a video of the pan on the stove top while the socca is cooking. I fabricated socca the aboriginal time you gave the compound on POY and it would not authority calm abundant to serve. The flavour was fine, but basically it was a bowl of ample crumbs.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi, Sky! You absolutely won’t charge to put the casting adamant pan on the stovetop here. Aloof pop it in the oven advanced to get it hot, booty it out to add the batter, and pop it aback in the oven. 😉

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Being a Brit I don’t accept a skillet, I baker my socca (half quantity) in an 8×5 Pyrex dish. It works appealing well. :O) If I was adventurous abundant to agreement with oven acting and/or abundance a little it ability end up perfect!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this aftermost night and it was soooooo good!! Couldn’t calmly acquisition garbanzo abrade so fabricated it in the vitamix which formed affably (and so abundant cheaper). Accomplish abiding you let the edges get nice and amber like the photos- that will ensure the basal is crispy. This is the best anytime summer supper!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      So what did you use instead of garbanzo flour? (Or did you accomplish your own application accomplished banty peas in your vitamin?)

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    Rachel Lord

    OMG I fabricated this aftermost night to go forth with a charcuterie lath and it was so good! The alone affair that wasn’t aloof arch was that I couldn’t get my socca to accept the brittle edges (but I accusation that on the abhorrent oven I accept to assignment with appropriate now). I acclimatized the feta with dill because it’s what I had on duke and marrinated the tomatoes with some sunshine booze I already had made. So so tasty! If the feta is a bit to appealing for you a little olive oil will atmosphere that appropriate out.

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    Comment: I’m accommodating to do song and ball for some adorable Italian food. Growing up in Brooklyn, I consistently had an acquired aftertaste for adorable entrees fabricated beginning from scratch. Now that I’m activity nostalgic, I ability try authoritative my own bootleg eggplant parmesan or Dogie sandwiches in the oven and see how it pans out. Acknowledge you Lindsay for addition amazing aliment blog. 🙂

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Delicious ! We adapted it on a BBQ and ate with salmon. Acknowledge you for this 3 recipes!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi, Siri! Acknowledgment so abundant for extensive out to let us know! We consistently acknowledge accompany of Compression of Yum befitting an eye out. 🙂 We’ll booty affliction of this. Acknowledge it!

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    Diane Chrislip

    Oh, my goodness! This was delicious. I adulation all your recipes, and adulation the actuality that they are adjustable (choose your own herbs, accept what you appetite to mix with the feta.) That’s my way of cooking. I’m apprehensive if there is a way to baker the socca on top of the stove in the summer so as not to calefaction up the oven? Anyone approved that?

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    As anon as I saw this recipe, I knew I’d adulation it. My bedmate and I fabricated it for a date night afterwards the kids were in bed. We acclimated beginning thyme and parsley. It was adorable commutual with a bottle of cab. Such a abundant recipe!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So acceptable for a ablaze cafeteria and a acceptable way to use up those tomatoes and cukes.
    I absolutely acknowledge all the abundant recipes here, it has been a bold changer.

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    I fabricated the feta dip today to go forth with gazpacho and a broiled potato! It was a abundant combo. I acclimated accomplished milk yogurt, rosemary and beginning parsley and some garlic for the dip.

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    Beverly K Linkhart

    O.M.G.! THIS. WAS. AHHHHHHHHMAZING! So fresh, so vibrant. My new admired healthyish snack! Acknowledge you for administration this.