Homemade Pita Chips are the perfect accompaniment to hummus or any other yummy creamy dip.
Having the right chip for your dip is important. You need to make sure your chip is sturdy enough to hold and support your dip without breaking into pieces when you dip in! There is nothing worse than leaving half your chip behind in the dip!
Homemade Pita Chips are a nice sturdy, hold anything, kind of a chip. They are the perfect thing to use for hummus but work well for whatever your favorite dip is. They are not going to break off in the dip bowl. A friend shared this recipe for pita chips with me quite a few years ago and in fact this recipe first appeared on the blog back in 2008. You can see the original post here. That was back in the day when I hosted scrapbooking retreats at the beach and my scrapbookers loved it when I served these chips with hummus.
One of the great things about these chips is that they are so yummy you don’t even need any dip. You can eat them all by themselves and believe me I do! I used store bought pita bread to make the chips along with a mixture of butter, parsley, garlic, chives or green onions and a little lemon juice.
Just cut open your pita bread so it is in two pieces and spread the inside of each side with the butter mixture.
With a pair of scissors cut each circle in half and then each half into three equal pie shaped pieces.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Now you are ready to start dipping.
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley minced
- 1 Tbsp. fresh chives minced
- 1 medium clove garlic minced (I used 2-3 cloves)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice fresh is best
- 6 pita rounds
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Combine all ingredients (except pita rounds) in a small bowl and blend thoroughly.
- Cover and let sit for at least one hour at room temperature (I didn't do this)
- Cut each round in half and then separate into two pieces.
- Spread pieces evenly with butter mixture.
- Cut each piece into 3 triangles.
- Arrange triangles on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake until lightly browned (about 5 minutes)
- Recipe makes about 72 triangles
- Serve with hummus or your favorite dip
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