Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Homemade Pita Chips~ 6.16.09

the crickets chirping over here beckoned me back.

sorry for that lapse.

and no, I haven't been all about menu planning either! a little, but not all the way there. some things just take me a wee bit more time!

thought I'd hop on and show you just how easy (and delicious) it is to make your very own pita chips for around 2 bucks plus a few pantry staples.

First you need pita! I buy whole wheat small rounds at our grocery store. They're pretty thin which I like b/c I peel the two sides apart and they make for nice crispy chips!

Here's what else you need: olive oil and kosher salt. You could certainly get adventurous and season these up with whatever you'd like. I'm pretty traditional on the seasoning b/c I like to dip them in hummus or scatter them on my salad like a crouton!

Okay, gather your ingredients...

then peel open your pitas and lay them on a big cookie sheet. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Brush the pitas with some olive oil then sprinkle them with kosher salt- you don't need much and they don't need to be sopping wet with oil. A light brush and a light sprinkle will do ya!

Next I cut them up with my kitchen shears- oh how I love my kitchen shears! You could also tear them into bite size/dippable size chips.

Scatter them on the pan and pop them in the oven for about 8 minutes.

Find your favorite dip... here are my two favorites:

Make sure you store them in an airtight container. Oh and you can use old, stale pitas for these... makes no difference!

Buon Appetito!


  1. Yummy! I use the same method on flour tortillas (I cut them into wedges with a pizza cutter)& I sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar for a great summertime side with a fruit salad!

  2. Those look great! Question, if you aren't into hummus so much which other dips would you reccommend?

    And one more question for the cook...

    I tried to make myself some fried zucchini last night and it didn't turn out so good...it was edible, but I was just winging it.

    Any suggestions?

  3. Happy- you could dip them in ANYTHING... great with a veggie dip, salsa (especially corn, black bean salsa). The possibilities are only limited by your pantry/fridge!

    I have the perfect recipe for you concerning the zucchini. Have you tried my zucchini coins? I'll try and post it soon!

    Teri- thanks for stopping by and i love cinnamon tortilla chips! Perfect with cool n creamy chocolate fondue (a pampered chef recipe)