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Zingy homemade pita chips

Makes lots. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Makes truckloads.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 10 minutes.

So how many times have you bought a bag of flatbreads from the supermarket only to find yourself using one or two from a pack of five? Recently in a trip to Costco, a two pack (10 flatbreads) cost just $5 so with plenty surplus to our requirements, it was time for some homemade pita chips. These are so easy and tasty you’ll wonder why you never made them sooner.


The good news is that you know what you’re eating with these homemade pita chips, and you can make them to taste. Personally, I like a bit of flavour so I tend to go a bit heavy on things like chilli and pepper, but how much you use is up to you.


Finally, it’s a great use of surplus food. We’re such a wasteful society and it’s a good thing to use up what we have and not throw it out. So, off my soapbox and into the kitchen!

Zingy homemade pita chips


  • as many flatbreads as you like
  • good quality olive oil
  • freshly ground sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sesame seeds

Before you start

Turn your oven on to 180°C.


Find yourself a sharp kitchen knife too. Blunt ones can slip resulting in unwanted removal of fingers.


  1. Grab yourself some pizza trays or some baking trays. Cover with a piece of baking paper.
  2. Lay the pita bread on the tray and brush lightly all over with good quality olive oil.
  3. Grind some fresh salt and pepper onto the freshly oiled bread.
  4. Liberally sprinkle some sesame seeds over the pita bread.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until they start to lightly brown.
  6. Remove and place pitas on a  chopping board.
  7. With a large knife, cut the crunch pita into large random shapes, or whatever you like.
  8. Repeat with the next pita bread.
  9. Serve warm with a dip and a cold drink.