• Toasted Pita with Black Sesame Seeds and Sumac

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    Servings: 36 Pieces
    by K. Garner
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    From Fine Cooking This recipe makes more than you need for our summer picnic menu, but you won’t regret it. The pita chips keep well in a sealed bag. The Garlic-Yogurt Sauce makes a great dip.


    • 2 tsp. black sesame seeds
    • 1 tsp. ground sumac
    • 1/4 tsp. cayenne; more to taste
    • Kosher salt
    • 6 whole wheat or white pita breads
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, approximately


    1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the black sesame seeds, sumac, cayenne, and 1-1/2 tsp. salt.
    3. Split each pita horizontally into 2 rounds and tear each round into 3 rustic pieces. Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with a generous amount of olive oil, and spread 12 of the pita pieces in a single layer, inner side down, on the sheet. Brush the outer side of the pita with additional olive oil and sprinkle evenly with about a third of the spice mixture. Toast the pita in the oven until golden brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining pita and spice mixture in two more batches.

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