avocado cauliflower socca pizza

simple socca pizza recipe

Last night I was over at Lori’s new place helping with moving furniture around, organizing, cleaning, and working on our new blog.

From all that work I started to have a craving for pizza. —> not sure why, just did

Lori mentioned she had some garbanzo bean flour and buckwheat groats that we could use, which we followed this buckwheat socca recipe as the crust just omitted the carob flour (did not think carob would mix well in a savory pizza).

It has been a long time since we have made socca, and looks like we still got the touch ;)


As it came out perfect!

As our socca pizza crust cooled, we decided to make our creamy cauliflower as our base sauce. Then finished off the pizza with a little arugula, sliced zucchini and our favorite creamy avocado sauce.

baking gluten free pizza crust Perfectly baked socca pizza crust. We used a combo of garbanzo bean flour and buckwheat groats as we wanted a neutral, simple flavor gluten-free crust!

As the socca crust baked, we made our homemade cauliflower sauce and creamy avocado sauce. Or you can use any sauce of your liking.

creamy avocado sauce

Top your socca pizza crust with your toppings and sauce, and enjoy!

In under a hour you have yourself a super easy, healthy dinner that is full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Dinner is served. Promise you will enjoy this simple version of our beloved gluten-free flatbread.

We love our avocados! We used our creamy avocado sauce as additional topping.  YUM!



buckwheat groats garbanzo bean pizza crust

Purelytwins recipe: simple socca pizza crust with creamy cauliflower + avocado sauces

Bakes: 30-40 minutes

Makes one 10 inch socca pizza

Ingredients for crust:

  • 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour (we used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (made from raw buckwheat groats, ground in Vita-Mix till flour texture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil ** for the pan


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Make your buckwheat flour. (Place buckwheat groats into Vita-Mix or food processor and blend till you get a flour like texture) You can use more garbanzo bean flour or another flour of choice if you would like.

Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Then add in your 1 1/4 cups water and stir til combined. Set aside.

Grab a 10 inch pan (a 12 inch pan would work too, just will be a thinner crust pizza base) place your olive oil into pan and place into hot oven. Let the oil warm-up for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from oven and pour your pizza socca batter into hot oiled pan.

Place back into hot oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes.

Let cool a little before flipping out of pan. Then top with your toppings and sauce of choice.

We topped our simple socca pizza with our cauliflower sauce, arugula, zucchini slices, and creamy avocado sauce.




simple gluten free vegan pizza

Guess you can say we had ‘green’ on our minds, as this dinner had no other color but green. Adding in some red tomatoes would have been a nice visual appeal. Maybe next time.

Now I know this pizza is not like a typical pizza, but that is ok. I really did not miss the cheese as the two sauces were a perfect touch in my opinion. My pizza craving has been satisfied! Sometimes you just have to be a little creative in the kitchen to make something amazing even if it is a little different.

Twins Question: Do you like making homemade sauces? Any favorites sauces you would like to share?

Lori and I love making homemade sauces as they usually can be whipped up in minutes.

till next time,





17 Responses to avocado cauliflower socca pizza

  1. oh that looks so delicious! i love the avocado sauce! i’m crazy for avocados too:) haha i’ve gotta try this recipe! thanks! have a great weekend!

  2. mariel says:

    yum! this looks great guys! :) xo
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  3. Nikki FYC says:

    Ok, it’s time. Time for me to try some socca! I’ve been drooling over your socca creations for too long and I have the ingredients… So, it’s socca pizza for dinner tonight. Thanks for reminding me :)

    Looks fresh and delicious. I like making my own sauces too.

    Also, I like the new blog name and look :)
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  4. Lisa says:

    This looks amazing! I am drooling at the avocado sauce. I have got to make this asap!
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  5. Stephanie says:

    I love the crust recipe!!! Vegan & gluten free? I’m in!
    Do you think it would also work as pie crust if I baked it in pie pan?
    Oh, and if it’s okay, can I request a vegan soy free quiche recipe one day? Cuz I know you guys’ recipes never fail ;)

  6. Daniel says:

    I don’t experiment too often with sauces or creams but my latest bizarre concoction was pumpkin puree, hazelnuts, plain greek yogurt with a few strawberries and an avocado blended in the Vitamix. It comes out like a custard and actually tasted surprisingly good on the pumpkin socca you made! I also use that “custard” with protein powder to make a very unconventional yet yummy shake.

  7. Looks divine, especially the avocado topping right now. Gorgeous evening pictures too.
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  8. Ana says:

    Love it, looks delicious and I also love both socca and avocados, what a great pizza!

  9. Socca!!! I almost made some tonight, but was a good girl and ate leftovers to clean out the fridge. Now I regret my decision!!! This looks amazing!
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  10. Yummmm! And I love your new blog face! Purely Perfect for you!!

  11. This looks so amazing – like it should be served at a restaurant! I want to reach through the screen and eat this pizza :-)
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  12. Yum! I’ll have to try out this crust sometime – it looks like it holds together really well and you can actually eat it like a real pizza!

    Have a great weekend!
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  13. […] coming across the joy of socca via Michelle and Lori I’ve been a bit obsessed.   These grain free and protein packed crusts are highly […]

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