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Gluten Free Chickpea Socca Grilled Cheese & Avocado
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Gluten Free Chickpea Socca Grilled Cheese & Avocado

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Sometimes I get a 12 year old-type of craving for grilled cheese and ketchup. I haven't eaten the "traditional" version of this for years, but I am happy to have a revamped version that is vegan, gluten free and quite a bit healthier. Still going strong with my chickpea flour kick. :P

This is yummy yummy. Serve with fresh salad, cut the grilled cheese into slices and enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbs chickpea flour 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning 
  • cayenne pepper, to taste 
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 2 vegan cheese slices / daiya 
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced

Serves 1-2 People.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small/medium bowl except for the cheese + avocado. Make sure the batter is smooth with no lumps. 
  2. Evenly pour into a non-stick skillet (I used a crepe pan). Cook until bubbles form on top and the edges brown and crisp a bit. It should be easy to flip over. 
  3. While still in the skillet with the heat still on, carefully place cheese and avocado on one half of the circular chickpea socca and fold over onto itself using a spatula. 
  4. Cook for a couple of minutes more on each side until a little toasty and the cheese has started to melt. Slice up or eat with a knife and fork with some ketchup, chutney, hot sauce, or on its own.

SEE ALSO: Delicious Homemade Gluten Free Bread

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  1. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Clare-- this looks amazing! You're a gluten free goddess!
    1. Clare
      Aw, thanks guys! I'm trying to make all my Flaming Vegan posts gluten-free so they'll cater to more people. :) --Clare
  2. BuddhasDelight
    yum clare, this looks fantastico! want to try it very soon. :) i adore avocadoes. voted. also, i love that it's gluten free and i totally get the 12 yr old craving thing! lol
    1. Clare
      Woo, thanks dear! Everyone should indulge in their childhood cravings every once in a while, especially if it is veganized and a healthier version of it. ;) Hehe --Clare
  3. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    Oh Clare dear this looks so wonderful I even think my Grandchildren would love this one. I will try it soon for them.
    1. Clare
      Thanks Julie! :)
  4. Dana Cherie
    Dana Cherie
    We love socca in my household! We have it at least once a week. Great recipe!
    1. Clare
      Awesome! Socca is one of my fave quicky dishes to whip up if I'm short on time. :)
  5. Veganara
    Voted. These look and sound awesome, just my thing! In fact, I would probably end up eating too many of them!


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