Salty snacks

29 Jul

Pita chips are one of my weaknesses. Crunchy, salty, perfect slathered in hummus. Mmmm.

I buy them once in a while, but I prefer to make them—and season them—myself.

A few weeks ago, I bought two packages of whole-wheat pita bread and made four batches of chips, each a different flavor. This weekend, you can do the same!

Here’s the recipe (which I hesitate to call a recipe, as I believe it’s more of a method):

8 “loaves” whole-wheat pita bread

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil



Herbs and spices of choice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Cut pita loaves into squares or triangles. Separate any pieces with a “seam.” Lay pieces on greased baking sheet; do not overlap them.



Using pastry brush, lightly brush each piece with olive oil. Season generously with salt, pepper and any other spices or herbs of your choice.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until chips are crispy and slightly browned. Let cool and store in plastic storage bags.


I made four kinds: salted; cheesy, sprinkled with a bit of salt and nutritional yeast; smoky, sprinkled with salt, pepper and Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming spice; and Italian, sprinkled with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

So easy, so customizable, so yummy.

What’s your favorite salty snack? I like pretzels and kettle chips.

6 Responses to “Salty snacks”

  1. Cait's Plate July 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    This post reminded me that I haven’t have pita chips in way too long. I really need to get on that 🙂

  2. fitinthemidwest July 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I love pita chips too. I starred your post in my reader so I can go back and make them sometime. Love Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming–it’d be perfect with pita chips!

  3. kaylabee18 July 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Yay! Have fun making your own.

  4. kaylabee18 July 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    You do! Yummy!

  5. Dan Polley August 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Love it.

  6. kaylabee18 August 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Pita chips rule. All other chips drool.

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