I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
My second grader was home sick from school for three days last week. THREE DAYS. By the third day, he was still dragging too much to go to school, but had just enough energy to help me out in the kitchen. It may sound mean to make him help me cook on a sick day, but an eight year old kid can only watch so much Netflix in three days, right?
Lucky for us, I just got a massive assortment of pita bread from Toufayan Bakeries, a family-owned national bakery that also happens to be the largest pita company in the United States. And when I say massive assortment, I’m taking about massive assortment. Check out these yummy varieties: white, multi grain, oat bran, savory garlic, sweet onion, whole wheat and organic sprouted whole wheat.
Needless to say, we’ve been eating a lot of pita the past few days. I also froze a bunch and made a trade with my neighbor, Erin. She gave me a few kid lunches by Eat Pak’d and I gave her a couple loaves of my Toufayan stash. Ya know…just two cool moms bartering over food. Ha!
Anyway, since my son was kinda, sorta, sickish, we decided to play around by making something super simple. Pita chips. This time, instead of just seasoning the pita triangles with olive oil and salt, we through some za’atar into the mix.
If you’ve never had it, it’s an ancient Middle Eastern spice blend that’s usually made with thyme, sesame seeds and sumac. You can buy za’atar from Penzeys, another awesome family-owned company or at a local Middle Eastern grocery store if there’s one in your neighborhood (note: if you’re in Chicago, the Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery in Andersonville is where I get mine). Or, check out . If you don’t believe in taking shortcuts, you can whip up a batch of your very own, using this recipe from Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen.
For more pita-inspired recipes, check back later this week. I’m going to share a scrumptious version of Greek-inspired pita nachos. Also, check out more pita love by other Recipe Redux healthy bloggers.