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Socca with rosemary, onion and tapenade

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast French recipe for socca with rosemary, onion and tapenade.

By Alice Storey & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
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Socca with rosemary, onion and tapenade


  • 150 gm chickpea flour (besan) (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp each coarsely chopped rosemary and thyme, plus extra to scatter
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • ¼ onion, thinly sliced
  • To serve: goat’s curd
Crushed broad beans
  • 200 gm frozen broad beans
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • Finely grated rind and juice of ½ lemon, or to taste
  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220C. Combine chickpea flour, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon rind, 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper in a bowl, make a well in the centre and whisk in 250ml water until smooth, then extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes (or overnight).
  • 2
    Heat half the olive oil in a 20cm-diameter non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, add batter, scatter onion and extra herbs over, transfer to oven and bake until edges set (12-15 minutes).
  • 3
    Meanwhile, for crushed broad beans, blanch broad beans for 1 minute, drain, refresh and drain again. Peel, crush with a fork and combine with remaining ingredients. Season to taste and set aside.
  • 4
    Preheat grill to high heat. Drizzle socca with remaining oil and grill until golden on top (2-3 minutes). Season to taste, cut into wedges and serve with goat’s curd and crushed broad beans.