Spiced Pita Chips

January 21, 2008 8:24:45 AM PST
In her new book, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, Ellie Krieger presents more than 200 recipes using only fresh ingredients that are simply but scintillatingly prepared. She shares one of her healthy recipes.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 whole-wheat pita breads, cut into 8 wedges each

    Preheat the oven to 375 F. Combine the oil and spices in a large bowl. Add the pita wedges and toss to coat. Spread the wedges in a single layer on two baking sheets and bake, tossing once, until the pitas are brown and crisp, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. They will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days.

    SERVES 12
    Serving size:
    4 wedges

    Per Serving
    Calories: 105; Total fat: 6g
    Mono: 3.5g,
    Poly: 0.5 g;
    Sat: 0.5g,
    Protein: 2g;
    Carb: 13g;
    Fiber: 2g;
    Chol: 0mg;
    Sodium: 218mg

    Excellent source of manganese

    Good source of selenium