Fresh Fall Snack Recipe: Za'atar Pita Chips with Yogurt Dip

Are your snacks and hors d'oeuvres starting to feel a little stale? This fast take on homemade pita chips will blow bagged varieties out of the kitchen. Just a few minutes in the oven and you'll be cured of snack boredom.

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The most difficult part of this recipe involves splitting open pita pockets, and even that doesn't have to be perfect. As long as you have a bit of za'atar, the Middle Eastern spice blend of sesame seeds, thyme, and sumac, on hand, you're a few minutes away from homemade pita chips. (See more about this seasoning blend here.) Sometimes I even make this with one pita in the toaster oven.

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The yogurt sauce packs a punch, with bright mint, tangy yogurt and a raw garlic bite. Leave the garlic out if you're wary, but I promise, it adds the perfect kick!

Za'atar Pita Chips with Yogurt Dip

4 tablespoons za'atar
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 large pitas (or 4 small size pitas)
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon mint, chopped
1 small garlic clove, grated or minced
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine za'atar and olive oil in a small bowl to form a paste. Cut one pita open around the edge to create two rounds. Repeat with remaining pita. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet. Spread za'atar mixture over rough sides of pita rounds using the back of a spoon. Bake until edges are golden, about 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and cut into wedges.

Combine yogurt, mint, garlic, and salt. Serve along side pita chips.

Related: From the Spice Cupboard: Za'atar Seasoning Blend

(Images: Stephanie Barlow)

Per serving, based on 2 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
596
Fat
43.1 g (66.3%)
Saturated
4.9 g (24.6%)
Carbs
40.5 g (13.5%)
Fiber
5 g (19.8%)
Sugars
5.3 g
Protein
16.9 g (33.9%)
Cholesterol
19.2 mg (6.4%)
Sodium
554.7 mg (23.1%)