Love pita chips? Make your own! Add some zing with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix.
Can’t find Za’atar easily? Make your own with this easy recipe.
These baked pita chips are one example of where you can use store bought ingredients and assemble them to add your own special touch.
Munch away or serve them with hummous or any dip of your choice. I dunked mine in peri -peri hummous.
2-3 tablespoons za’atar spice mix
2-4 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
1. Preheat oven to Gas 4 or 350 F.
2. Using a pair of kitchen scissors open up the layers of the pita and then cut them into pieces. This should give you pieces slightly thicker than a tortilla.
3. Grease 2 baking trays and arrange the pita pieces on them.
4. Drizzle the pita pieces with olive oil and then sprinkle the za’atar spice mix and salt.
5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the pitas look nicely toasted and crispy. Halfway through the baking process, using a spatula move the pita pieces around on the tray. Alternatively, rotate the trays from back to front.
6. Cool. Munch and crunch your way through them.
1. The spice quantities are approximate. I like mine lightly dusted. My husband likes to see his pita chips covered in the spices.
2. You can try the same with chapatis or tortillas. The baking time will vary with the thickness of the chapatis/tortillas.