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Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar

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.

Dipping baked pita chips with za’atar.

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Liz cutting pita bread

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.

Drizzling pita with olive oil

After your pita bread is all cut up, put the pieces in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

Sprinkling pita with salt

Then season your pita bread pieces with the za’atar, salt, and pepper.

Tossing pita chips in seasoning

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.

Lay pita chips out on a baking sheet

Once evenly coated, lay out your pita chips in a single layer on two prepared baking sheets.

Putting pita chips in oven

Then bake in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown and crispy, about 10 minutes.

Baked pita chips with za’atar and hummus.

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!

Baked pita chips with za’atar.

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Liz eating baked pita chips with za’atar.

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.

Dipping baked pita chips with zaatar in hummus

Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar

4.63 stars average
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.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 12 mins
TOTAL: 22 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Recipe Video


Nutrition

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 28.8gProtein: 5.3gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 711mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 0g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

40 Comments

  1. 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!!

    1. Hi,

      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?

      1. 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!

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

      4. 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.

      5. 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!

      6. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

        We are hummus fiends in this household! Love the idea of making my own healthy version of pita chips with the sassy spice.

      7. 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 :)

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