Do It Yourself Chips and Dip!

24 Jul

Homemade Baked Pita Chips with Fresh Avocado Dip I love pita chips. I once lived in an apartment where I could not turn my oven past 400 degrees. Strange I know but it set the fire alarm off for some reason, which was probably an entirely different issue. These pita chips are super easy and delicious. They go great with this spicy avocado dip that I do not call guacamole because it has tomatoes in it. I’ve made this for several parties and there has never been any left over.

What you need for the chips:

3 pitas, if they are the split kind just separate them and rip them into strips or slice them into strips, depending on how picky you are about shapes

¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter

Salt and Pepper

Tony’s seasoning (optional)

2 teaspoons of Herbs de Provence

1 teaspoon of basil

1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)

2 garlic cloves, minced one small sauce pan

Baking sheet

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If for some reason you cannot do that, 375 degrees will do. Arrange pita on baking sheet. It might take more than one sheet depending how big or small your strips are. Heat olive oil on low and add garlic and all seasonings. Don’t let the garlic burn. It will be bitter and, well gross. Pour over the pita chips. Bake for 10-15 minute, or until crispy. If you want straight Tony’s that’s yum too, just don’t add any other seasonings. Another way is to coat the pita is to shake the pieces in one of the large gallon Ziplocs with the oil and seasonings. Delicious! Enjoy!

Avocado Dip

2 avocado

2 finely chopped cloves of garlic

1/3 of a red onion finely chopped (optional)

½ a pint of grape tomatoes, halved

Salt and Pepper

Sriracha (optional)

Extra virgin olive oil

Lime juice (if you are desperate you can use orange juice…IF you are desperate)

Start with the avocadoes. Remove pit and throw out. I never tried planting a straight pit to see if it grew anything…but I don’t think it would work. Not sure though. Slice the avocadoes into cubes. Season with garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil and lime juice. Add tomatoes and optional red onion. Why grape tomatoes? I have a thing about tomato seeds and by thing I mean I don’t like them…and they are sweet and add a nice balance to the rest of the dip. Personal taste is important. Add as much or little lime juice and salt as you see needed. The same goes with sriracha. A little goes a long way but it adds an amazing heat. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips and enjoy!

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