Everything Bagel & Lox Socca Pizza

 

Everything Bagel and Lox Socca Pizza - Where socca bread meets bagel and lox! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free! 

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Summertime = traveling so let me take you to southern France, the home of the socca bread. While strolling through the markets in France, you will find socca (healthier than pancakes) everywhere. Socca is made with 4 simple ingredients: chickpea flour, water, salt, and olive oil. As you can see, socca is free from gluten, dairy, and grain while being high in fiber and protein. 

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Chickpea flour is simply grounded chickpeas and is minimally processed. You can purchase chickpea flour or make your own! If you are making your own chickpea flour, you can boost the nutritional value by using sprouted chickpeas! Like other beans and legumes, soaking and sprouting makes them easier to digest. 

Because it’s so easy to make, you can play around with the recipe. For example, you can keep the recipe plain for chili, soups, and stews. Add rosemary, oregano, and thyme for more italian recipes, or add honey for a sweet treat! 

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For this recipe, I combined two of my favorite things into one dish - socca and lox and bagel. For the bagel part, I simply added red onions and everything but the bagel seasoning into the socca batter. I’m just going to tell you - this… on its own… is pure heaven! But of course if you want to take it up a notch, add smoked salmon with fun toppings like arugula, capers, lemon wedges, tomatoes, olives, red onion... the list goes on and on! 

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Before you recreate this simple and easy dish, here are a few tips when making socca:

  • Unless you are making a truly authentic socca cooked in a copper plate over a wooden stove, cast iron skillet is the way to go.

  • Too many times I undercook socca because I worry that it will burn. You will know when it’s time to take the skillet out of the oven when the edges start to brown and pull away from the pan. 

  • This may be a given but after you preheat the skillet, remember that it’s as hot as fire so please use mitts! (I might have burned myself a time or two…)

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Everything Bagel and Lox Socca Pizza - Where socca bread meets bagel and lox! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free! 

Ingredients

Normal socca

  • 1 cup chickpea flour

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • 1 ½ Tbsp EVOO

Everything bagel socca 

  • Normal socca ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp everything bagel seasoning

  • ⅓ cup sliced red onions

Toppings

  • Smoked salmon

  • 1 handful fresh arugula

  • 2 Tbsp capers

  • Lemon wedges

  • ½ tomato sliced

  • 1 handful fresh dill

  • Dairy free cream cheese

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, add flour, water, salt, and EVOO. Mix ingredients together and let sit for 30 minutes. 

  2. In the meantime, preheat oven to 425 degrees; prepare other ingredients while the oven is preheating.

  3. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven for 15 minutes. This will give your skillet enough time to get really hot and will ensure even cooking.

  4. Take the skillet out using oven mitts and add about 1 Tbsp of EVOO. Turn the oven to broil and pour batter into skillet. Sprinkle red onion slices and bagel seasoning over mixture and place back into the oven for about 7-10 minutes or until cooked through (Edges should pull away from the pan and should be brown).

  5. Once cooled, top with lox toppings and enjoy!