Recipes: Mains


A Farinata is a regional dish from the Ligurian region of Italy. It's a typical street food that you'd get piping hot and eat wrapped in paper. It's made from chickpea flour so it's gluten-free and I find the perfect savory base for just about any combination of toppings. A hero of the fancy-lazy recipes because it's a quick, minimal ingredient recipe great for any meal.


all units: U.S. Imperial

*makes one large pancake or two smaller pancakes

  • 1 c chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c lukewarm water

Suggested Toppings

  • Roasted Carrots, babaganoush &  sliced avocado
  • Smoked salmon, creme fraiche & herbs
  • Fresh dill, parsley, cilantro, pickled onions or fresno chilis

Preheat the oven to 350º.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp olive oil. Slowly our the water in. The mixture should look like heavy cream. 

Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Pour the entire mixture into the pan and wait for it to bubble on the edges. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the pancake is firm and golden brown. 

Remove the pan and finish with desired toppings.

serves 2