Cecina: Chick Pea Crêpe

Appetizers & Snacks, Vegetarian & Vegan
A recipe for a simple savory crêpe made from chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper. You can serve it with any kind of dip, tartare, salsa, curry, salad, etc or just nibble it on it’s own.
Cecina: Chick Pea Crêpe


  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Canola, coconut, peanut oil


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a 1-quart bowl or measuring cup with a spout until it’s completely smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for four hours or overnight in the fridge.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet or crêpe pan over medium heat. Spray or brush pan with a thin sheet of oil. Pour a layer of cecina mixture, swirling it, so it just covers the pan. Fry for about a 1-2 minutes, until bubbles form and edges brown lightly. Flip it over and just cook the other side. Serve immediately or stack on a sheet pan, in a warm oven, until all the crêpes are finished,
Total time:
Yield: 4-6 cecina depending on the size of your skillet


You can make a flatbread from this recipe by using 2 cups of chickpea flour and 2 cups of water with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Allow it to rest for four hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 400F. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil in a small sheet pan or 9” x 13” x 2” baking pan. Pour batter in the pan tilting to spread it. The olive oil will float to the top of batter. Bake for 30 minutes until golden. Drizzle with olive oil and eat. You can dust it with parmesan or pecorino cheese and flash it under the broiler for a minutes to brown it.