Spicy Pita Chips Recipe

Spicy Pita Chips Recipe
Staff Writer
Pita chips

Alberto Peroli

Pita chips

Try adding some finely chopped cilantro to the mix because the color looks great, but go easy on the cayenne pepper as it is quite hot. Serve with dukkah, salsa verde, and white bean dip.


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 10 pita rounds (each 5 inches in diameter)
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

Pour the olive oil, garlic, and cayenne into a large bowl and whisk together.

Cut the pita rounds into wedges (6 wedges per pita) and put in the large bowl with the spicy oil. Stir well, making sure that the pita wedges are thoroughly coated with the oil.

Place the pita breads on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until they are slightly crispy.

Serve the pita chips warm or cool with dips.

Pita Shopping Tip

Middle Eastern cuisine relies on some fragrant and expensive spices and seasonings such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, coriander, turmeric, and sumac. If possible, buy and store them whole; whole spices have a stronger aroma and flavor.

Pita Cooking Tip

For a stronger flavor and aroma, toast spices before grinding them, and only grind the amount that you need for the recipe. Keeping spices whole until needed extends their shelf life.