Rounds of pita can be sliced in half to create two pockets or the whole pita can be wrapped around the filling burrito-style. Either way, it becomes a vehicle for everything from traditional falafel and shawarma to our deli lunch sandwiches and fresh salads.
Baked pita breads keep best wrapped in a loose plastic bag and are usually good for several days. Refrigerating will cause them to stale more quickly, but you can freeze pita to use as needed. Place a square of parchment between each pita before freezing so they don't stick to each other and seal them in an air-tight bag for up to three months. Reheat them in an warm oven or toaster oven, or for a few seconds in the microwave.
A few of our favorite things to do with pita bread:
• Easy Homemade Pita Bread
• Turkey Koftas with Toasted Pita Bread
• Pan-Fried Falafel and Homemade Pita
• Salad-Stuffed Pita Pockets
• Za'atar Pita Chips with Yogurt Sauce
• Five Minute Breakfast Pita Pizza
What's your favorite brand of pita? Or do you usually make your own?
Related: Why Does Pita Bread Mold So Fast?
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