I bet you woke up this morning and said, “man, I hope someone out there posts a really easy pita chip recipe today”.
Okay, maybe that wasn’t the first thing you thought of as you leapt out of bed but, let me tell you, you’re gonna wish that was your first thought!
I have been meaning to post this for a long while. But every time I think about it, I think “don’t be crazy…nobody needs a recipe for this”. Which, to be fair, is true. There’s no real recipe here! It’s cut, spray, sprinkle, bake – DONE!
But I’d thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a few things to y’all!
So here’s what you’ll need:
Pita: I like these Israeli style pita because they are thin and get super crunchy when they’re baked. But you could also use regular pita, naan or tortillas.
Fat: If you have like three minutes to make these, by all means, use a good quality cooking spray. But you can also use olive and brush it on or even some toum (which is garlic paste…if you need a good recipe, you can find it here over at my pal Cosette’s page).
Spices: My absolute favourite is Tajin however, you can use a variety of chili-lime ‘copycats’ that have flooded the market recently. But, also, feel free to use any spice you like! Lemon pepper is my second fave!
This is the brand of pita I use. It’s always available at my local grocer and is often on sale for less than $1 so I will buy a few packages and have them in the freezer ready for when I need them!
Tajin is available at some grocers but I often find it at Walmart. It comes in a low salt variety as well as a jalapeno/spicy variety.
This is a brand I found as well…it’s quite good. This company is well known for it’s hot sauce but this seasoning is a good one!
And, finally, I recently found this variety (remember Lawry’s seasoning…my mom used to put it on everything back in the day!). They now have a chili lime seasoning as well! You can tell I use a lot of this stuff 😉
As I said, you can use cooking spray, but this is what the garlic paste looks like and you won’t be sorry if you make a batch of this to use here (or on about a million things in you kitchen…I LOVE IT!!!).
Take your pita out of the packaging…
Using kitchen shears (or a sharp knife), cut them into triangles…
Spread them out on a baking sheet…
Prep them with your fat of choice…
Sprinkle with your choice of seasoning…
Bake until golden and you’re done!!
If you’re watching your salt, feel free to make your own spice blend by mixing chili powder, garlic powder, citric acid (for the lemon flavour) and whatever other spices tickle your fancy! You can also use a bit of nutritional yeast (pictured below) for a nutty, “parmesan-like” flavour!
It’s seriously that easy!! Have them on hand to add you your next charcuterie board …
Or to dip into your favourite dip (I love red pepper hummus!!)
They also pack up so nicely …would make a great hostess gift!!!!
Go on…start your holiday baking today!!!
And if you’re not ready, pin the image below for when you are!!
How to Make Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips
- 1 package Israeli-style pita
- cooking spray (or olive oil) can sub in garlic paste
- seasoning (such as tajin or lemon pepper)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and remove the pita from the packaging. With kitchen shears (or a sharp knife) cut the pita into triangle/wedges and place on the prepared sheet.
- Brush the pita triangles with olive oil or garlic paste (or if you'd like a quicker step, simply spray them with cooking spray) and sprinkle with seasoning to taste (if you ware watching your salt, you can add a touch of nutritional yeast as a flavour booster!).
- Place in the oven and bake until golden (between 13-15 min). Remove from over and serve as a crunchy treat!
- You can keep it in an airtight container but I like to keep it in a paper bag in my pantry.