Turn plain pita into crunchy, flavorful chips with a touch of minty garlic and zaatar-sumac sprinkle. A cafe-style treat perfect for every gathering
Hello, fellow foodies! If you’re anything like me, you can’t resist the satisfying crunch of pita chips. But here’s the twist – these are no ordinary chips; they’re homemade pita chips and the real deal.
Imagine having leftover pita bread, and instead of letting it go to waste, you turn it into addictively crunchy chips. Whether you prefer a touch of sweet cinnamon or the classic combo of extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt, the result is pure snacking perfection. These chips are not just for snacking; they elevate soups, make a quick pita bread pizza, or pair perfectly with Mediterranean dips like hummus and tzatziki.
Tips for the Best Baked Pita Chips
When it comes to crafting the perfect baked pita chips, a few tips can make all the difference:
Shape and Size: The choice is yours – break the pita bread before or after baking based on your preference. Consider how you’ll use them – for dipping, as salad toppers, or simple snacking – and decide accordingly.
Olive Oil: Don’t skimp on this essential ingredient. The right amount ensures perfect crispiness without making the chips too greasy.
Cooling: Let your chips cool thoroughly; this step is essential for maximum crunchiness.
Spice It Up: While our recipe calls for a za’atar and sumac sprinkle, feel free to get creative. Add a dash of cayenne for some heat or Parmesan for a cheesy twist.
Dip, Crunch, Repeat: Endless Possibilities
Pita chips, born from humble pita bread, are undeniably versatile. Here are a few delightful renditions:
Classic Olive Oil and Salt: Brushed with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt, these chips are perfect for dipping into Mediterranean delicacies like creamy hummus, tangy tzatziki, or spicy muhammara.
Cinnamon Twist: Looking for a sweeter take? Give your chips a cinnamon twist – ideal for movie nights or dessert platters.
Soup’s Crunchy Companion: Pita chips can replace croutons and add a crunchy dimension to soups, whether a warm bowl of tomato soup or a cold gazpacho.
The Cafe’s Signature Pita Chips
In my cafe, pita chips are more than just a snack; they’re a flavor experience. Our signature version features a unique flavor profile:
Minty Za’atar Delight: Our famed pita chips are dressed with a luxurious blend of mint and garlic, followed by a sprinkle of za’atar and sumac. The result is a burst of flavors – sweet, tangy, and earthy. Each chip is a delightful surprise, making it clear why they’re always in demand!
Minty Garlic Dressing
- Fresh mint leaves from 1 bunch
- 2 tablespoons dry mint
- 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Combine fresh, dry garlic and salt in a blender.
- Blend while gradually drizzling in lemon juice and olive oil until creamy.
Tell Me How I’m Doing?
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