Pet Peeve is when I buy a bag of pita chips, which is overpriced, and I bring it home and it is only 1/4th of the way full. And half of the chips are crushed. Not to mention, half the times, the chips are not that fresh. I quit wasting my money, and now I make my spiced pita chips at home. It is easy, and it tastes better than a bag of pre-made. Not to mention, it ends up being less expensive.
Making these spiced pita chips only takes the ingredients and a little extra time. It is so simple, it is, trust me! I buy a bag of small pitas, cut them in half, then cut the halves in half. I scatter them on a baking sheet and spray with some olive oil. I normally use a pump bottle of olive oil but have been finding that it clogs up often. I discovered these great cooking sprays made by Bertolli, and I love them. They come in three different “flavors” Extra Virgin, Classico, and Extra Light, and for this recipe I used the Extra Light. Not only have I been using the spray when making pita chips but I also use them on a salad, as well as meat and fish before grilling. I have a heavy hand with olive oil and find I use a little less with these sprays. Bonus; they are propellant-free.
Okay, back to these outrageous spiced pita chips, after spraying them with some olive oil, I sprinkle a mixture of salt, pimento d’ville, cumin and fennel. I use this spice mixture when serve them with hummus and the herbs so well with the hummus ingredients. I have also made these chips with only olive oil and sea salt, as well as curry powder and even lemon zest. Have fun with the recipe, and enjoy. They are so good!
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** Disclaimer Bertolli supplied us with olive oil sprays to try out, but did not require us to write about it. This write-up and all opinions belong to us.