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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Zucchini Socca with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Socca is a delicious flatbread that is typically gluten-free thanks to the use of chickpea flour. Traditionally found in Southern France, this easy to make bread can be found in many variations with a endless amount of toppings. In this version of socca from Tasty Yummies, shredded zucchini is folded into the batter for a fresh and delicious twist. For the finishing touch, I decided to top my socca with perfectly roasted balsamic glazed tomatoes. Simple yet amazing!

Zucchini Socca with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
Gluten Free
Serves 8
Slightly adapted from this recipe--Zucchini Socca from Tasty Yummies
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zucchini socca
1 cup gluten free chickpea flour (l used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 medium zucchini, grated and excess liquid squeezed out
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Balsamic  Roasted Tomatoes:
4 cups grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Salt and Pepper

Additional Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh Parsley for Garnish

1. Sift the chickpea flour into a medium mixing bowl, then stir in salt and red pepper flakes. 

2. Slowly whisk the water into batter until all lumps are removed and batter is smooth.

3. Stir in olive oil until combined. Cover bowl, and let batter sit for at least 30 minutes or up to a few hours.

4. Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.

5. After the batter has rested and oven is preheating, stir parsley and grated zucchini into socca batter.

6. Once batter is ready, begin the roasted tomatoes--line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place tomatoes on baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly coat tomatoes. Set aside.

7. After the oven is preheated, remove cast iron skillet and spray with nonstick spray. Pour socca batter into preheated skillet.

8. Place socca and tomatoes side by side in the oven. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until socca is beginning to turn golden on the edges and feels firm in the center and tomatoes begin to shrivel and burst. (The tomatoes may need a few minutes longer than the socca).

9. Once both socca and tomatoes are ready, cut socca into 8 wedges. Top each wedge with a serving of roasted tomatoes. Drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar and finish with an extra sprinkle of fresh parsley, if desired.

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 Nutrition Information:
Zucchini Socca--approximately 92 calories per slice (1/8 of the recipe)
Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes-- approximately 35 calories per serving (1/8 of the recipe)

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