These delicious Air Fryer Pita Chips turn basic pitas into a delicious and addicting snack. Dip these homemade pita chips into your favorite hummus, salsa or bean dip, or enjoy them on their own for a tasty and healthy snack or appetizer.
I first made these lightly seasoned pita chips to accompany my Harissa White Bean Dip and the true are a healthy snack match made in heaven. Both can be whipped up in just a few minutes with a handful of ingredients and the light flavor of these pita chips is the perfect compliment to the robust flavour of the white bean dip.
That said, since I first made these pita chips, I’ve enjoyed them with a variety of hummus, dips and salsas. I’ve also been known to just grab a handful or two when I need a quick snack on the go.
These seasoned pita chips are flavoured with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. It’s a simple mix that provides just a touch of flavour to compliment but not overwhelm your dip of choice.
When purchasing pita for this recipe, I recommend looking for a Lebanese style. There are many varieties of pita bread out there, ranging from thick to thin and some even have pockets which are great for making sandwiches but not ideal for these air fryer pita chips.
I’ve found that the thin Lebanese style pita chips are ideal for homemade pita chips. They are less bready and therefore thinner than other styles and crisp up nicely, particularly in the air fryer.
If you’re feeling extra motivated or happen to have leftover homemade pita on hand, you could also use those to make these air fryer chips.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Pitas – Lebanese style recommended for the crispiest chip
- Olive Oil – Adds flavour and helps the other seasonings stick
- Salt & Pepper – Simple and basic flavour
- Oregano – This adds an extra layer of flavour that pairs well with most dips and salsas
How To Make Air Fryer Pita Chips
Cut your pita bread into equal triangle shapes. Toss with the olive oil and season with the spices.
Air fry for 5 minutes at 375 F. Be sure to flip halfway through to make sure all sides and pieces have a chance to crisp up.
Serve Your Pita Chips With These Delicious Snacks:
What type of pita bread is best for making air fryer pita chips?
As mentioned above, I recommend Lebanese style pita bread or another thin variation for making homemade pita chips. The dough is rolled out into flat rounds and baked at high temperatures, causing the dough to puff up in layers. It is these layers that add the extra crunch.
Can I make these air fryer pita chips in other flavours?
Absolutely! The flavors in this homemade pita recipe were kept simple with the idea that the accompanying hummus, salsa or dip would be full of flavour. If you’d prefer seasoned pita chips to munch on, you can get creative! Add an dry seasoning you’d like to the olive oil – maybe some garlic, cumin or even ranch seasoning!
Air Fryer Pita Chips
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Air-Fryer or Oven
- 3 pitas lebanese style
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/4 tsp oregano
- Toss. Air fry at 375 F for 5 minutes flipping over halfway through to make sure all sides and pieces have a chance to crisp up.