During exams, I often forget to go grocery shopping. In a fit of hunger, I’ll rummage through the fridge finding strange, out of context grocery buys used for last week’s recipes. Honestly, I had nothing snack-worthy in my fridge. All my meals for lunch and dinner were pre-made, but I didn’t account for exam munchies. I happened upon the last whole wheat pita, and decided it was time to try something other than a wrap.
Yes, these were amazingly delicious, crunchy, and flavourful. I would make this again in a heartbeat. I love that it took less than 10 minutes to make, super low maintenance!! And I especially love that it’s less than 150 calories per serving.
I should comment on the type of pita bread that you should buy for this: thicker naan bread won’t crisp up like this – you’ll need the kind that Shawarma places use (the ones that are thinner and can be opened to form a kind of pocket. They’re super cheap, too! I bought a pack of 6 for a dollar. This is a snack I’ll be turning to a lot in the next few days. Happy Wednesday, everyone!
- 1 shawarma style pita bread (you can use whole wheat or white)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Separate the pita into two, and then cut into triangles
- Lay triangles out onto the parchment paper and pour two tablespoons of oil over the triangles
- Sprinkle the pepper, onion powder and garlic powder on top of the pita
- Toss together the pita with the oil and spices with your hands to coat evenly
- Bake for 5-7 minutes until triangles are brown and crispy (if you like it crispier, leave it in for an extra minute). When the chips are in the oven, check on them every few minutes to make sure they don't burn
- Serve with salsa, or plain!