If you're taking the time to make your own hummus, why not go the extra mile and serve it with homemade pita chips? They're so easy to make, you practically don't even need a recipe! The best thing about baking pita until it's toasted and crunchy is that you control the seasonings. Depending on what you serve it with (spinach artichoke dip, Greek salsa, etc.), adjust the spices to mimic the flavors in the dip. I offered these chips with red pepper hummus packed with lots of garlic, so before baking, I dusted the triangles of pita with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Get the uncomplicated method now.
After a long weekend of grilling and chilling, get back to your routine tonight with a meal that is quick, healthy, and meat-free. This recipe combines garbanzo beans with shredded carrots and peas to make a figure-friendly veggie patty. The patties are served in pita bread with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. For extra flavor consider slathering the pita in your favorite hummus. Learn how to make this dish now.
If you thought that pita bread was only for sandwiches, I'm here to tell that pita is for so much more - you can make your own pita chips at home.
Preheat your oven to 400° first.
Take 2 circles of pita and separate the bread in half, so you have 4 circles. Place them on top of each other and cut them all into 8 wedges.
Lightly spray wedges with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper.
Bake on a cookie sheet for 7 - 10 minutes, or until toasted.
Let the chips cool, then use them to dip into salsa, hummus, or tzatziki. They're also great for nachos.
Why we like it:
Whole wheat pita is high in fiber and low in carbs.
Baked chips are considerably less fattening than fried chips. They keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator. If they seem limp after storage, just pop them into the oven for a few minutes to re-crisp.
Fit's tip: Create different flavored chips by sprinkling the chips with different herbs, spices and/or garlic before you bake the pita wedges.