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Vegan Tarte Flambée

Tarte Flambée or Flammkuchen is a traditional alsatian dish. This is a recipe for a vegan version with a chickpea base, caramelized onions, smoky tempeh bits & avocado! The recipe yields 2 Tartes Flambées. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 985kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


Ingredients for the dough

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil

Ingredients for the top

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (and more to sprinkle on top)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 inch -piece tempeh
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 avocado


  • For the pizza dough, put all the ingredients in a kitchen machine or mix by hand and let it rise until it doubles in size.
  • Caramelize the onions by slicing them thinly and cooking them in a pan on medium heat along with a teaspoon of oil. Stir every 10 to 20 minutes. The whole process will take about an hour - don't rush it! Add a few teaspoons of water when the onions will stick to the pan. Set the onions aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 480°F/250°C.
  • Prepare the chickpea spread by processing the chickpeas together with a teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add water until it reaches the consistency of hummus.
  • Cut the tempeh in small bits and pan-fry them until nicely browned and crispy. Add the Liquid Smoke & a dash of salt.
  • Roll out the dough base as thin as possible.
  • Spread the chickpea spread on top and place the tarte flambées in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the Tarte Flambées out, top them with the caramelized onions and tempeh bits and put them bake in the oven for about 2 minutes.
  • Peel the avocado and cut it in slices and add it to the Tarte flambée before serving.
  • Sprinkle with additional lemon juice and sea salt and enjoy!


Calories: 985kcal | Carbohydrates: 162g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 20.2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 10.4mg