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Homemade pita chips

Get your hummus at the ready. It's time to start dipping! These homemade chips are so simple to make in an air fryer or oven.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword: air fryer, mezze, party food
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you are going to bake the chips in the oven, preheat it to 400 degrees. If you are going to air fry them, skip this step.
  • Put pita wedges in a big mixing bowl. Top them with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, dried basil, dried oregano, and granulated onion. Use your hands to toss the pita wedges, and get them evenly coated.
  • TO MAKE IN THE AIR FRYER: Put the pita into the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400 degrees for 6 to 7 minutes, stopping occasionally to shake the basket.
  • TO MAKE IN THE OVEN: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly space the pita wedges across the baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, stopping once halfway through to turn the chips over. You want them to be evenly browned on both sides.
  • Once the chips are nicely browned, remove them from the air fryer basket or oven, and serve.

Notes

For a half batch of chips (with 1 pita): They will need less time in the air fryer. Since the air will have more room to get around all of the bread, it will cook in about half the time - 3 to 4 minutes. (If you're cooking in the oven, the time will stay the same, regardless of batch size.)
For crispier chips: Once the pita are cut into wedges, gently pull the front flap from the back, making two chips out of one triangle. The chips will get crunchier, and you'll get twice the amount of dipping for the same amount of bread.
For oil-free pita chips: These chips can be made out of one ingredient - pita bread. Just throw the wedges into the air fryer and jump to the cooking instructions.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 33mg | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg