Baked Pita Chips

Last week when I made Roasted Garlic Hummus I knew exactly what I wanted with it: pita chips. Crispy, perfectly seasoned pita chips. While it would’ve been easy to head to the chip aisle at the grocery store and buy a bag of pita chips, I decided that I should stick with the “homemade” theme and make my own.  With some store bought pita bread, seasoning salt and olive oil it was a cinch. The only problem? Sharing.

Pita bread on its own is a terrific thing to dip into hummus. However, I also like the added crunch from crispy pita chips. While some may prefer to fry their pita chips, I prefer them baked. Not only do they crisp up nicely in the oven but they are also healthier for you, which is always a plus when you are snacking.

I used seasoning salt to season the pita chips and they nicely complimented the garlic in my roasted garlic hummus. With that said,  you could really do any kind of flavor that you like. You could use a little Cajun for a spicy version or dried oregano and basil for an Italian twist. Whatever you do, I am sure you too will find these addictive.

Baked Pita Chips Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • non-stick spray
  • 4 pieces pita bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.

2

Cut each piece of pita bread into 8 equal triangles. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

3

In a bowl combine olive oil and seasoning salt. Using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil mixture onto each of the pita triangles.

4

Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until browned.

5

Serve immediately.

Notes

Snack on these alone or serve them with your favorite hummus. And while I found it difficult, if you can, share them with others. They'll love you for it. Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Nancy
    September 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    These were SO easy, and they’re delicious. I took the advice of others and added some fresh thyme from my garden. Yum. I have to stop eating them so that I can serve them with the hummus I just made : ) Thank you!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      September 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      You’re welcome Nancy! I too have a hard time resisting the temptation to eat them all. On a few occasions I’ve actually had to make more :)

  • Reply
    Deseree
    October 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Helen- fresh thyme sounds like a delicious addition. I will have to try that next time thanks for the tip! I hope you enjoy the garlic hummus.
    Thanks Ann and melted butter is always a good thing :)
    Harold I LOVE the idea of a sweet version of this. What a great idea!

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    Harold (SMM)
    October 27, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Great recipe. I did something similar to this, Deseree, for a church function not to long ago. Went over great with ice cream and cinnamon ;-)

  • Reply
    Ann
    October 27, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Great picture.

    I love baked Pita Chips. I buy the pitas that can be separated so the chips are thinner and then brush them with melted butter before baking.

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    Helen
    October 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I made some of these a few weeks ago with some leftover fresh thyme, so good. Can’t wait to try your roasted garlic hummus!