Farinata is a rustic Italian chickpea flour crispy cracker-thin flatbread that’s naturally gluten-free, incredibly easy to make with only 4 ingredients and is delicious.
Farinata is a traditional Italian dish hailing from the coastal region of Liguria. Made from simple yet wholesome ingredients, this chickpea flatbread has gained popularity for its unique texture and rich flavor profile. The magic lies in the harmonious blend of chickpea flour, water, and extra virgin olive oil, resulting in a dish that’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a gluten-free alternative to traditional bread.
I topped mine with dried rosemary and flakey sea salt but there are so many variations from thinly sliced vegetables like onion, potato, or zucchini to sun-fried tomatoes or olives.
This farinata is delicious on its own but it’s also great paired with any sauce or dip like a fresh tomato or hummus or alongside fresh-cut veggies and cheese.
For those delightful leftovers, reheat the Farinata to perfection. Whether in a toaster oven or at 300°F in a conventional oven, the goal is to revive the crispiness while maintaining the golden hue. This ensures that every bite is as enchanting as the first, bringing the flavors of Italy back to life.Print