This pita chips recipe is a keeper! Make crispy and delicious pita chips at your home with just a few ingredients in less than twenty minutes. They’re perfect with many dips or just as a healthy snack.
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Some of you know that I lived in Turkey for a while and that’s how my love for Mediterranean food grew to what it is today. I love how fresh and seasonal Mediterranean recipes are and how they’re so close to Persian cuisine, too. Both cuisines use seasonal ingredients, focus on more fresh vegetables and fruit and moderate use of meat and dairy, and the main focus of both is eating and sharing with family and friends. That’s why Mediterranean cuisine is so dear to my heart.
Today, I’m going to give you a recipe for pita chips which is one of the easiest and tastiest snacks ever! Pita chips are so easy and simple to make and you can serve them with almost any dip you please.
Are pita chips baked or fried?
They can be both fried or baked depending on your preference. I prefer baked as they have less oil and taste more homemade and fresh to me. You can simply fry the wedged pita in some oil in a pan for fried pita chips.
How to make pita chips
Pita chip ingredients are pretty basic, you only need two main ingredients: pita and olive oil. Preheat your oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush both sides of the pita with olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt. Cut the pita into wedges using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and bake in the oven for eight to ten minutes. They will be crispy and golden brown. This is an easy recipe that you can use for parties, gatherings or just for an afternoon snack.
Make different flavors of pita chips
Use the ingredients you have at home to jazz up the flavors of your pita chips! Here are some suggestions:
- Sumac: For tangy and salty pita chips.
- Zaatar: If you like earthy flavors and herbal aromas.
- Garlic: Everyone’s favorite!
- Paprika and Turmeric: Classic flavors of the Middle East.
All of these flavors are great for baked pita chips and you can even make a batch of each and serve them all together. It’s amazing how quick they disappear from the plate!
What to serve pita chips with
You can serve pita chips with any kind of dip you like. Pita chips and hummus is a pretty classic combination that is hard to beat but you can also serve them with different types of yogurt dips such as mast o khiar (Persian yogurt dip), borani (yogurt and spinach dip) or even kashke bademjan (Persian eggplant dip).
Notes and tips to make pita chips at home
- Pita chips are always most delicious if they’re served warm and right out of the oven.
- You can keep pita chips in an airtight container for two days.
- Start checking the chips after seven minutes; depending on the heat and the baking sheet, the cooking time can vary.
- Use whole wheat pita chips for more fiber.
Homemade Pita Chips Recipe
- 4 Pita Chips
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Sumac optional
Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Brush the pitas on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and sumac on both sides.
Cut the pitas into wedges using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife.
Place the pita pieces on the baking sheet and bake for eight to ten minutes until they're golden brown.
Serve with dips such as hummus or mast o khiar.
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