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Onion, courgettes, chickpea and turmeric flan

Easy, 1 hour

Onion, courgettes, chickpea and turmeric flan

Level: Easy

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Country: Italy


Recipe submitted by Serena Tassi on behalf of Società Italiana di Nefrologia

About this recipe

The onion, courgettes, chickpea and turmeric flan is a typical vegetarian dish with different variations, ideal for family lunches or dinners. It’s also used for packed lunches. It is rich in fibre, antioxidants, and vegetable protein and has a low glycemic index.


  • 1 onion
  • A clove of garlic
  • A dried tomato
  • 240 g boiled chickpeas
  • 4 courgettes
  • 40 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 60 g bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs and 5 egg withes
  • 40 g chickpea flour
  • 20 g turmeric
  • Extra virgin oil to taste
  • Water to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • A pinch of salt

Calories per serving

296 kcal


g 40


g 14,5


mg 240


mg 280


g 23


mg 242


  1. Cut garlic and onion and fry them in a pan with oil over low heat for 5 min.
  2. Add the chickpeas, the dried tomato cut into small pieces and a pinch of pepper and cook another 5 min, covered with a lid. When cooked, turn off the heat and set aside.
  3. Cut the courgettes into cubes and add Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, bread crumbs, a pinch of salt and chickpea flour.
  4. Add the previously prepared mixture and mix.
  5. When the mixture is well homogeneous, season with turmeric.
  6. Finally, add eggs and mix well.
  7. Oil a baking sheet and pour in the dough, level with a spatula and place in a preheated oven for 30-40 min at 180°C.
  8. Once ready, let it cool for half an hour before tasting.

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