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TOASTED PITA CHIPS

TOASTED PITA CHIPS

Pita bread is so versatile and lends itself really well to all sorts of flavours you can stuff into it or drizzle on. Really popular in middle east cuisine as a vessel for dips or crumbled like croutons on fresh vegetable salads. You can toss them onto stews, vegetables or rice dishes as well. A few years ago, I discovered sumac and then za'atar, which I am completely obsessed with! Sumac is lemony and sharp and when you add thyme and sesame seeds, it really adds an earthiness, which is lovely.

Here's what you'll need

  • 3 pitas
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. open up the pita pockets and tear into rough shapes about the size of tortilla chips

  2. place onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

  3. in a bowl, mix the sumac, thyme and sesame seeds and you have just made za'atar (use it for vegetables or meats)

  4. sprinkle the za'atar onto the chips

  5. bake in a preheated 400° oven for 2- 3 minutes or until toasty and fragrant

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