Farinata with Zucchini & Onions

Farinata with Zucchini & Onions


Farinata is a typical Ligurian street food dish that uses a very nutritious ingredient: chickpea flour. It can be a vegan alternative to frittata, since it contains no eggs. It is a great dish for a casual lunch, a brunch, or even as an easy appetizer for a dinner party. This version is made with zucchini and onions, but you can try it with any other seasonal vegetables available to you.

  • Thinly slice 1 zucchini

  • Trim, peel, and slice 1 medium red onion

  • Smash 1 garlic clove

  • Add 1 cup of chickpea flour and 1 cup of room temperature water to a bowl

  • Add 1tsp of salt and 2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

  • Whisk until a smooth and lump-free batter is formed

  • Heat 2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion. Cook until they start to turn golden

  • Add the zucchini slices, ½tsp of salt, and ½tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Sautée for 3m until the zucchini is cooked but still firm

  • Cover the vegetables with the chickpea batter. Rotate the pan and push the edges to ensure the batter is evenly spread. Cook for 2m until the batter is dry on the surface

  • Turn off the heat. Fit a plate over the pan and turn it over to transfer the farinata to the plate. The farinata with zucchini & onions is ready

  • Garnish with herbs of your preference and enjoy!

Yield 2 people

  • Zucchini

    Large Zucchini

  • Red Onion

    Medium Red Onion

  • Chickpea Flour

    Chickpea Flour

    1 cup
  • Garlic


    1 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt


    to taste
  • Water


    1 cup


  • Whisk


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