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Frittata chickpeas and onions

Quick and easy vegan recipe

by Ada Parisi
5 min read

Frittata chickpeas and onions, cooked in a pan: a simple recipe, I prepared to use the residue of chickpea flour I had in the closet for months. A recipe that was a delicious discovery: This omelette, enriched with lots of caramelized onion and parsley, It's vegan and gluten-free and it's really delicious. As well as very easy to prepare. I have to say that I really liked this omelette: it is not, quite clearly, an omelet, except that in the aspect that the generically recalls. But for those who love chickpea flour it will be a real revelation.

The chickpea and onion omelette is a delicious alternative to SICILIAN PANELLE or to CHICKPEA FARINATA he BAKED CHICKPEA STICK: Three vegan and gluten-free recipes that everyone will really love, Believe me. As also PEA AND CARROT PORRIDGE or the LIGURIAN CHICKPEA AND ONION FARINATA. And if you're vegan maybe you could find something of interest among all my VEGAN RECIPES. Among other things, Chickpeas are so good and do so well that we should put them in (like all legumes) in our diet at least 2 times a week. And this recipe is a good alternative to classic legume soups such as CREAMY PASTA AND CHICKPEAS, BLACK RICE AND CHICKPEAS, CHICKPEA SOUP, SPELT AND MUSHROOMS or CHICKPEA AND KALE SOUP.


Soft, almost creamy, the chickpea pancake is enhanced by the sweet taste of caramelized onions. To make it more rich than can add to the onion also courgettes and carrots, or asparagus and peas: saute all the vegetables in olive oil and salt to flavor them well, and vegetables will make even more tasty frittata.

A tip

The omelet with chickpeas and onions is very easy and quick to prepare: I recommend, though, have the foresight to prepare the dough with at least a couple of hours in advance (nothing prevents you to prepare it the night before and store in the refrigerator), thereby making it more digestible chickpea flour, It saw that cooking will be quite fast. The taste is not what the omelette, but it is definitely good, especially for those who love the fritters or porridge. Is’ excellent hot but also cold, the next day. I also think a good solution for lunch in the office, because it is practical to carry and you have not even warm up. And I'm sure, even if you were as far removed vegans imaginable, This rustic omelet chickpeas and onions will love. Wanna bet? Have a good day.


Portions: 8 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 3.8/5
( 4 voted )


300 grams of flour

600 milliliters of natural mineral water (including sparkling)

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

5 large onions



Frittata chickpeas and onions (Vegan)

To prepare the omelet with chickpeas and onions, you must first prepare the emulsion of chickpeas and water. Place the chickpea flour in a large bowl. Add the water flush (still or sparkling), mixing the mixture with a whisk. Stir rapidly so as to obtain first a smooth batter without lumps and then, when you have poured all the water,, a compound fluid and smooth. Add to the mixture with salt and pepper according to your taste (I have abounded with pepper), cover with plastic wrap and let stand for at least two hours (but also throughout the night).

If you like spicy flavors, can add to the mixture of chickpeas also turmeric, paprika and a pinch of curry.

While the mixture for the vegan chickpea pancake rests, slice the onions thinly. Do not worry if you seem too, you will find that cooking will be reduced a lot. Put the onions in a large saucepan, add the extra virgin olive oil and two tablespoons of mineral water. Add salt and cook covered until the onions are soft not, then remove the lid and cook over low heat until the onions have softened not and will not have taken a beautiful golden color.

Finely chop the parsley. Add the parsley and chopped onions to the mixture of chickpeas and water, then add 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and emulsify with a whisk.

I wanted to prepare an omelet with chickpeas and onions high and rustic, so I used a pan of 28 cm in diameter and I poured the entire compound. If you want to prepare an omelette thinner, divide the mixture into two parts and two omelets prepared.

To prepare the omelet chickpea proceed as for a normal omelette: pour a little oil into the pan and, when the oil is hot, add the mixture of chickpeas and onions. As the omelette chickpeas should cook more than one egg, I recommend that you cover the pan with a lid and cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until the top of the omelet will not be lightly coagulated. At this point, detach the omelette from the edges with a scoop and turn it on itself with the help of the lid. Put it back in the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes. The surface of the frittata should be golden. Serve the omelet with chickpeas and onions with a nice tomato salad: the humidity and tomato sauce will make this vegan omelette even tastier. Bon appétit!


TIPS: The omelette chickpea is the classic recipe 'empties the fridge': you can enrich it with all the spices or vegetables you have in the refrigerator. The key thing is brown well all the vegetables in a way that will bring the most flavor omelet. In my opinion, omlette chickpeas marries especially well with vegetables from sweetish tones, like carrots, onions, peas and zucchini in baking, the caramelization of natural sugars, become even more sweet and savory.

MATCHING: BirrArpa, designed by the farm "Farmer Galluzzo", which is located in Sambuca di Sicilia. BirrArpa is an unfiltered beer, unpasteurized, chiara, beverina, with a bitter light, refreshing and very fresh. It goes well with chickpeas and onions and with a fresh side dish like tomato. Being a so-called "beer firm" is produced in the plant of the Birrificio Toscano Birra dell'Elba in Portoferraio (Livorno). It is realized with Sicilian wheat, grown without the use of chemicals.

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Agostina Candiani 21 October 2018 - 12:14

I'm not vegan but this dish teases me a lot and I will for sure as soon as I procured the beans. For now I have to finish the chestnuts that gave me my neighbor and I will look on your site if there is any good idea. Congratulations!

Ada Parisi 22 October 2018 - 10:54

hello Agostina! Also I am not vegan but this omelette is delicious. Then I have a passionate chickpeas and chickpea flour, from good siciliana. Certain, on the site you can find different recipes with chestnuts, both sweet and savory. Search RECIPES WITH CHESTNUTS. A warm greeting, ADA

elisabetta corbetta 19 October 2018 - 08:44

Super tasty

Ada Parisi 19 October 2018 - 12:54

Thanks Elizabeth


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