Chickpea Flatbreads with Burst Tomato Sauce

Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Simon Andrews

These crispy-edged flatbreads are made from just chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt. Use them to dip and scoop a saucy, sweet-tart mix of burst tomatoes and chickpeas, or pile the sauce on top, add feta and greens, and eat with a knife and fork.

4 servings
Active Time
15 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes


    • 1 cup chickpea flour
    • 10 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
    • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
    • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved if large
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
    • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
    • 1 tsp. sherry or red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika (optional)
    • 2 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    • 1 cup coarsely crumbled feta (about 5 oz.)
    • Baby greens, such as arugula, kale, or spinach, and lemon wedges (for serving)


    1. Place a rack in top third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Whisk chickpea flour, 2 Tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 cup water in a medium bowl or large measuring cup until combined. Let sit at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour to let flour hydrate.
    2. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a 12" cast-iron skillet over high until shimmering. Pour in exactly half (3/4 cup) of the chickpea batter and tilt to evenly coat skillet. Transfer to oven and bake flatbread until edges are golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Using a large spatula, transfer flatbread to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
    3. Meanwhile, cook tomatoes, garlic, 1/4 cup oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to burst, 4–5 minutes. Stir in chickpeas, oregano, vinegar, and paprika (if using). Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring often, until tomatoes have burst more into a fully formed sauce, 3–4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
    4. Slice flatbreads in half. Serve with tomato-chickpea mixture, feta, greens, and lemon wedges alongside for squeezing and oil for drizzling.

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