Artisan Flatbread

Posted on Apr 10 2015 - 11:43am by Andrea     Print This Post Print This Post

Two worlds of amazing foods are about to collide.

Artisan Chickpea Flatbread

Chickpeas are part of the legume family and a favorite among vegans for their wonderful taste and extreme versatility. You’ll often find them in salads, stews, falafel, various Indian dishes, and the all-time favorite hummus.

Pancakes were gifted to humanity (among so many other things!) by the ancient Greeks. Even a few 5th century poets recognized a good thing when they saw it and wrote about “tagenias” in their works.

In this recipe, these two old favorites meet and form something new and fantastic. This isn’t really a breakfast dish, so I renamed then “flatbreads” to shake the breakfast connotation and open up their possibilities as lunch and dinner delights. While these may look like finger food, they can be quite delicate and I suggest you tackle them with a fork and knife. Enjoy.

Note: Chickpea flour is available for purchase at health food stores, Indian grocers, Whole Foods, and Amazon.com. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also make your own.

Prep time: 10 minutes ~ Cook time: 5 minutes ~ Makes 2 flatbreads

In a mixing bowl, measure out:
-1 cup chickpea flour
-1/4 t salt -1/4 t pepper
-1/4 dried oregano
-1/4 t dried basil

Artisan Chickpea Flatbread

Slowly (about 1 T at a time) add in:
-1 cup water Stir with fork to combine thoroughly.
Beat and mash until almost all the chunks are gone.

In a large (ideally non-stick) skillet, add:
-2 t oil (if you prefer a less fatty meal and have a really good non-stick pan, you can use just 1 t per flatbread.)

Either way, make sure to cover the entire bottom of the skillet with oil using a spoon or towel. Heat oil. When it is hot (or starts to bubble), add 1/2 of the batter and reduce to medium heat. Keep an eye on the bottom of the pancake and flip as soon as it starts to brown. Cook the other side until IT just starts to brown. Repeat with the other half of the batter.

Artisan Chickpea Flatbread

Top EACH flatbread with (in this order:)
-1/2 cup fresh spinach or arugula
-1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
-1/4 cup chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes
-1/2 T raw or roasted pine nuts*

*the nuts in my photos are raw, but roasted is HIGHLY recommended for a richer, more powerful flavor. Pine nuts are finished roasting when they are brown-spotted but not burnt.

Artisan Chickpea Flatbread

 

Artisan Chickpea Flatbread

 

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Prep time: 10 minutes ~ Cook time: 5 minutes ~ Makes 2 flatbreads

In a mixing bowl, measure out:
-1 cup chickpea flour
-1/4 t salt -1/4 t pepper
-1/4 dried oregano
-1/4 t dried basil

Slowly (about 1 T at a time) add in:
-1 cup water
Stir with fork to combine thoroughly.
Beat and mash until almost all the chunks are gone.

In a large (ideally non-stick) skillet, add:
-2 t oil (if you prefer a less fatty meal and have a really good non-stick pan, you can use just 1 t per flatbread.)
Either way, make sure to cover the entire bottom of the skillet with oil using a spoon or towel. Heat oil. When it is hot (or starts to bubble), add 1/2 of the batter and reduce to medium heat. Keep an eye on the bottom of the pancake and flip as soon as it starts to brown. Cook the other side until IT just starts to brown. Repeat with the other half of the batter.

Top EACH flatbread with (in this order:)
-1/2 cup fresh spinach or arugula
-1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
-1/4 cup chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes
-1/2 T raw or roasted pine nuts*
*the nuts in my photos are raw, but roasted is HIGHLY recommended for a richer, more powerful flavor. Pine nuts are finished roasting when they are brown-spotted but not burnt.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Caca June 29, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    The can food is bad, you need to learn how to make more healthy meals wuoitht using cans. Anyone can starve with this meal, no wonder you are so thin, no offense but a real dish does not necessarily need to be a salad! Your weigh looks so unhealthy, enjoy life woman and do not starve, cause you only live once!

    • Andrea June 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      I’m sorry, is this spam, or are you looking at another page? There’s no canned food in this recipe. You also have no idea how much I weigh or what I look like. I am actually plus size and used to be a plus size model. It is not your place to pass judgment on others, particularly when you don’t know them or their story.

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