This gluten-free and vegan wrap is so delicious and can easily be modified to create your own personal favorite version. Chickpea "pancakes" are popular in France and Italy and are also known as socca or farinata.
Chickpea flour is one of my must-have power foods in my pantry. It is high in protein and fiber and can be used in so many different ways. It acts as a binder and can be used as an egg replacement (for a vegan Frittata for example), you can thicken up soups and stews with it and make delicious breads and wraps like the one that you see in the picture above. Be advised though, do NOT try chickpea flour in its raw form! It tastes awful and might make you not want to proceed with the recipe. However, once cooked, it is absolutely delicious!
As for the batter, some sources suggest to scoop off the foam that develops after mixing (see picture below) to aid with better digestion and less bloating. I personally haven't noticed a difference with or without scooping the foam off but thought it's worth mentioning.
When cooking the batter, I prefer adding very little batter and swirling it around to spread it all over your preheated pan. This way you get more of a tortilla/wrap-like texture. If you prefer more of a fluffy pancake texture, you may want to experiment and try adding more batter to your pan.
Ingredients (for chickpea wrap):
Ingredients (for cashew cream):
- I like to spread the cashew cream on my wrap and then fill it with salad or grilled vegetables. There are so many possibilities though! Add Harissa, sundried tomatoes and smoked paprika to the cream or fill the wrap with cooked lentils. Keep experimenting and let me know what fun ideas you guys come up with!
- Chickpea wrap inspired by this socca recipe by David Lebovitz.
Making your own plant-based milks is actually quiet simple. All you need is a blender, ideally a high-speed blender and your ingredients. For some nuts, you also need a nut milk bag to strain the milk and get a smoother consistency. Cashews are soft and after soaking, they pulverize completely in a high-speed blender that no straining is needed.
Below is my basic cashew milk recipe or for an extra flavor and nutrient boost, try my strawberry, beet, rose milk version. This recipe was a big hit in a recent plant-based milk workshop I taught.
Ingredients for Basic Recipe:
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