Homemade Pita Chips

Homemade snacks are great because they are generally more cost efficient and you know exactly what is going into your food.  Something I haven’t made for a long time is pita chips, but they are a quick, easy and delicious treat (a great substitute for potato chips).  When I have nothing prepared for lunch, I like to rely on these chips, hummus and fresh veggies.

First off, gather your ingredients: you will need olive oil, pitas (fresh from a local bakery if possible!), spices (I’m using this organic no-salt seasoning spice from Costco) and parmesan (optional but oh so tastey):

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I eyeball all my ingredients, but usually start with a little bit of this and that, then add more to taste.  Pour a little olive oil into a bowl then add your spices.  Cut your pitas into triangular pieces then add to bowl.  Make sure all your pita pieces are well coated with oil and spice, but not so much that they are dripping.  Turn your oven on to broil.

photo(71)Lay the pita chips flat onto a cookie sheet (if they overlap a bit that’s ok).  Add salt and pepper if you’d like.  Broil for 2 minutes, flip, then broil for 1 minute or until golden brown.  Keep your eye on these while they are in the oven as they can burn VERY quickly.

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Let cool and seal in an air tight bag.  They will go stale within a couple days so eat them quickly! Enjoy!

If you have a good home made hummus recipe please share it with me.

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