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Semi-Homemade Pita Chips

There is no better afternoon snack than freshly made pita chips, hot out of the oven then doused in a layer of hummus. Pita chips and hummus are serious staples in our diet, so we thought it might be fun to try to make our own pita chips, reminiscent of those found at Mediterranean restaurants.

It would be unfair to call these pita chips fully homemade since we did not actually make the pita bread ourselves (that would be amazing but labor intensive), but we did turn leftover pita that had been sitting around in our fridge into a delicious accompaniment to our Trader Joe’s hummus.

Semi-Homemade Pita Chips

  • 2 whole wheat pitas
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Black Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cut the pita into triangles.
  3. Mix olive oil, granulated garlic, and black pepper in small bowl.
  4. Dip both sides of pita triangles into oil mixture.
  5. Place on pan and bake for 11 minutes.

Eleven minutes gives the pita a nice crispy texture on the outside, but keeps the inside slightly soft. The texture of these chips is slightly different than store bought pita chips, but I really like the unique combination of crunchy and soft all in one bite. For a crispy pita chip all the way through, leave in the oven for 1-3 more minutes. Note— the type of pita bread can alter the cooking time and texture of the chips.

We’ve made homemade hummus before, but we’ve never been able to quite capture the texture or flavor of really good, authentic hummus. Since making hummus can be a somewhat long process, we’ll continue to buy hummus from the store until further experimentation yields the perfect hummus. Let the experimentation begin!

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