Zaatar Spiced Pita Chips - Joy of Kosher

Za'atar Spiced Pita Chips

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Hummus Gift Idea

I sent these spiced yummy pita chips with my Tri -Colored Hummus for Purim, but it is a great gift any time of year or snack to keep for yourself. 

Baked not fried and covered in za'atar or your favorite spice. 

Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice comprised of sesame seeds, oregano, sumac, and usually cumin and salt. It is delicious on almost anything. 

There are two ways to make pita chips, use the quick high temp method if eating right away.  Go low and slow if you want to store them for later, if they can last that long. 

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  • 4-8Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pita breads, halves separated and cut into triangular wedges
  • Za’atar, sumac, or paprika for sprinkling
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Preparation

Place pita triangles neatly in a single layer on a rimmed sheet pan.   Sprinkle with za'atar or spice of your choice and spray with cooking spray or drizzle with evoo. 

Quick method:

Preheat broiler to high.  

Place pan in the oven for 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Serve warm at a room temperature with hummus.

Low and slow method:

Preheat oven to 200°F.  

Place pan in oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour until golden and crisp.  Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container for about 1 month, if they last that long. 

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller January/February 2012. Subscribe Now.

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