Zucchini Socca with Caramelized Onions – Gluten-free + Vegan

by tastyyummies

Zucchini Socca - Gluten-Free & Vegan

I am very honored to have been asked by Leanne of the Healthful Pursuit to guest post while she and her hubby make the move from Calgary to Montreal. Leanne’s blog is one of my absolute favorites and I enjoy that she and I share very similar views on food, eating and well, life in general. Leanne and I frequently email back and forth chatting about food, health and life and I am constantly grateful that blogging has brought us together. It is amazing how well you can feel like you know someone that you have never actually met.

Zucchini Socca - Gluten-Free & Vegan

After sharing my gluten-free and vegan lentil “meat” loaf the last time I guest posted for HP, I had some big shoes (of my own) to fill, since that has become one of my most popular recipes, to date. This time around, I decided to share a simple recipe that would be perfect way to use some of those last of the season zucchini, whether from your own garden, your neighbors or maybe like me, your CSA share. Soccas have quickly become one of my favorite go-to meals around here when I am at a loss as to what to make. They are super simple, very versatile and being that I usually have a huge bag of chickpea flour in the pantry, I always have what I need to make it. Not too long ago I shared a recipe for a Kalamata Olive and Herb Socca with Roasted Vegetables that I served as a simple lunch for myself and my hubby, but I have also made socca-style pizzas and other variation and I have been dreaming playing with a recipe for a sweet socca, maybe with some cinnamon and nutmeg and drizzled with honey. How amazing does that sound?

Zucchini Socca - Gluten-Free & Vegan

This socca features shredded zucchini inside which provides a nice bit of color and flavor, but I also added in some fresh basil and some red pepper flakes and topped it all off with caramelized onions, one of my favorites! There is a wonderful crispiness to the outside and a nice creamy and delectable inside. Also, if you aren’t vegan or dairy-free this would be incredible with some crumbled goat cheese on top, as well.

Head on over to Healthful Pursuit to get the full recipe and thanks again to Leanne for having me guest post while she gets settled in her new life. It is always a pleasure.

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1 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free September 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

I just read your post over there! When I saw it I was like “Oh, it’s Beth!” It looks soooo tasty :D

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2 Sarah September 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

OK this looks amazing! I cannot wait to head over and check out the full recipe! I am excited to check out Healthful Pursuit, I haven’t heard of her site until today. Yahoo! Thanks ;)

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3 Jeanette September 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I’m a big fan of Leanne – and I just love this zucchini socca you made – sounds amazing!

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4 tastyyummies September 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

I am with you Jeanette – she is quite fabulous! Thanks so much – I seriously could eat socca daily! YUM!

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5 Cookie and Kate September 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

I’ve never tried socca before, but yours looks so good! I know I’d love it.

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6 tastyyummies September 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

Oooh, you have to try socca. It is so simple and versatile and if you are like me you will become addicted after the first bite :) Thanks for stoping by!

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7 Katie R. September 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

This looks so delicious and simple. I’ve never had socca but now I really want to try it.
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous by the way!

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8 Stephanie June 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

I made this last night (my first socca!) and it was delicious! Turned out even better than I was expecting. I thought the flavors might be a little bland, but the amount of red pepper flakes was perfect and added just the right amount of spice. Thank you for sharing! I’ll definitely make this again!

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9 tastyyummies June 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I am so so glad you enjoyed it Stephanie!! Soccas are just soooo good, I seriously cannot believe how much flavor they have and so simple to make. Thanks so much for the comment ;)

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