Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar are ideal for dipping in hummus or sprinkling over a salad. Easy to make and so much tastier than store-bought, your friends and family will love these healthy baked chips.
Hummus runs through my veins. It was the first Middle Eastern recipe I learned from my Great Aunt Vieve when I was a little girl, and continues to remind me of her to this day. My favorite thing to pair with hummus is pita chips, and my Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar are not only delicious, but so easy to make. Great as a snack or appetizer, you’ll make them again and again.
- Pita bread: Commonly found in the Middle East, it naturally forms an air pocket in the middle, which makes for delicious, crispy, layered chips.
- Olive oil: Heart healthy oil that helps get the pita chips nice and crisp and makes the seasoning stick.
- Za’atar: A common Middle Eastern spice blend made from thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, and more. It has a smoky, earthy flavor.
- Salt and pepper: Adds an extra bit of flavor.
How to Make Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar
Start your Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar by taking your pita bread and cutting them into triangles. They can vary in size, and you can keep going until you get to the size of your liking.
After your pita bread is all cut up, put the pieces in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
Then season your pita bread pieces with the za’atar, salt, and pepper.
Then give the pita bread a good toss to make sure everything is evenly coated. You could use a spoon, but I find that my hands are the best tool for this job.
Once evenly coated, lay out your pita chips in a single layer on two prepared baking sheets.
Then bake in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown and crispy, about 10 minutes.
Once pita chips are baked to your liking for the perfect crunch, remove from the oven and let cool. Then serve with your favorite dip, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do you serve baked pita chips with?
My favorite things are classic hummus, garlic hummus, and my Greek tzatziki sauce.
Where can I get za’atar seasoning?
Za’atar can be found in the spice section of your local grocery store, or found online!
How do I store homemade pita chips?
Kept in an airtight container, baked pita chips will keep for up to a week at room temperature. Just keep them in your pantry!
More Homemade Snacks
- Lime Baked Tortilla Chips
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
- No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Bars
- Sweet and Salty Trail Mix
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These baked pita chips are a method more than a specific recipe, so feel free to swap out za’atar with any of your favorite spices such as smoked paprika, cumin, or garlic powder. You could even go the sweet route and try cinnamon and sugar, and dip it in a fruit salsa. Yum!
No fork required.
Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar
- 4 pieces large pita bread (white or whole wheat)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons za’atar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper or cayenne for heat
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the pita bread in half and then in half again. Continue doing this until you have chip-sized pieces (small triangles).
- Place the pita triangles in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with za'atar, salt and pepper. Toss well until pita is evenly coated.
- Spread pita in an even layer amongst both baking sheets and bake until golden brown and crispy, about 10-12 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
I can’t get enough of these!! They are one of my favorite appetizers! Super crisp & delicious!
This recipe is so simple, but so awesome at the same time! I found a new middle eastern market that just opened up near me and bought some fresh pita bread this morning. I followed your recipe as written, but I used my air fryer oven instead and they turned out incredible!! The spice mixture was spot on and I think it made a difference using this bread over what you normally find at the supermarket….reminds me of what my grandmother made. Can’t wait to serve this tonight with homemade hummus!! Thank you!!
Do you use pocket pitas for this? Or the thinner ones? Looking forward to making these! Love your recipes!
EITHER works!! Great question!
Touche. Solid arguments. Keep upp the great work.
I’m officially obsessed. SOOOOOOO GOOD!
Woohoo!!! I’m so glad you liked them!!!!! xoxo
Just a quick question I tried this Lebanese dish once it had cooked beef small pieces topped with pine nuts, and mint or parsley. Then you take pita chips and dip it into the dish. It was at a party so it was a shareable dish is there a name for this dish?
Was it hushwee with hummus? https://thelemonbowl.com/hummus-with-ground-lamb-and-toasted-pine-nuts/
Thank You yes it was this and it was so good.
So glad you enjoyed!
I will be craving these until I make them! YUM!
Did you make them yet? ?:)
I could eat hummus all day every day, but it’s not as good without a fun pita chip to dip in it! Love that these are smothered in za’atar…one of my favorite spice blends!
Three cheers to all-day hummus eating!
oh my goodness I am making this!!!! I invite you to share this yumminess at my hop too. Hugs
I hope you like them!!
Now I’m craving zataar.
I have always wanted to try to make pita chips, but for some reason it has never happened. Even though they are so simple, I really have no excuse. Yours looks great!
Once you do it, you’ll be hooked!
Liz, I’m so glad to see you posting this. Pitas toasted with olive oil and za’atar have long been one of my very favorite snacks. So simple, so tasty. I hope many people will discover the delights of za’atar here.
Enjoy Susan!! So glad to hear!
I grew up with an appreciation for middle eastern food too. Though I only found out about Za’atar in the last few years. I love it now. We have it on roast chicken and vegetables all the time. I love that it is savory, sour and not too hot for the kiddos.
I haven’t roasted a chicken with it although we use it on grilled all the time! Great idea!
Hummus and pita chips…I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this appetizer. :)
You and me both. ;)
National Hummus day–count me in!! I love these pita chips–za’atar is one of my favorite things to use to spice up salads & pita chips! These would make hummus that much better.
I knew you’d like this holiday!
National Hummus Day is a holiday I am totally down to celebrate! ;) I love dipping pita chips in hummus, but I’m also a big fan of just using fresh, unbaked pita.
Yes I love fresh pita too!
For me, nothing beats the warm pita bread you’ll get at a restaurant. I look forward to testing these, though, to see how they stack up!
Oh man there is NOTHING better than warm pita!!
I’ve never made my own hummas but I may have to try since it can be pretty spendy sometimes,
I love making my own but we go through so much that I also like a stash of Sabra in the fridge for insurance – hahaha. Let me know if you try these!
These look insanely good. Full of flavor!
Thank you so much Jenna!
We are hummus fiends in this household! Love the idea of making my own healthy version of pita chips with the sassy spice.
Sassy is my favorite word!! :)
Yum! I love hummus and pita chips, too. There’s a Greek hole-in-the-wall in Portland that makes the best pita chips I’ve ever had, and I’ve thought about making my own to see if they’d be as good. I’ll have to finally give it a try :)
Oh my goodness I’d love to try the Greek version!!!