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Pita ChipsHands-on time: 5 min. Total time: 11 min.
There’s nothing like a crispy pita chip, still warm from the oven, to dip in any kind of hummus or creamy dip. The combination of salt and crunch with a wallop of creamy dip is especially satisfying.
Ingredients• 2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas• 1/4 teaspoon salt• 1/4 teaspoon paprika• Cooking spray
Directions1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Cut each pita into 16 wedges. Carefully peel apart each wedge to make 2 thinner wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and paprika. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
Note: Store these chips in an airtight container or zip-top plastic bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Serves 8 (serving size: 8 chips)CALORIES 43; FAT 0.4g (sat 0.1g, mono 0.1g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 9g; FIBER 1g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 158mg; CALC 3mg
The 30 Best Recipes to Cook This June
The calendar doesn’t quite say summer yet, but after a few hot, sunny days and the seasonal bounty that’s slowly showing up at the farmers market, I’m already in full summer mode. You too? One place I really feel it is in the kitchen. Sure, I’m cooking meals on the grill as often as possible and keeping summer favorites like cucumber salad, butter bath corn, and burgers in heavy rotation, but most of all my approach to cooking already feels more simple. Come summer I like to spend more time outside with my family and less time in the kitchen. That means unfussy dinners, like foil packets and sandwiches, a quick, creamy dip I can pull out to snack on when family and friends come to spend the afternoon on our patio, and all the summer salads I can toss together with whatever I grab at the farmers market.
My family is also big on breakfast, so when Father’s Day hits later this month, we plan to celebrate with a breakfast pizza that I’m certain both big and little eaters will love. Plus, a big pan of oven-cooked bacon and plenty of iced coffee, of course.
From pasta salad and the best veggie burgers for grilling to a hash brown breakfast casserole and cherry pie, here are 30 of our favorite ideas for recipes to cook and bake throughout the month ahead
Crab Salad Ingredients
Some people like to add all sorts of fancy stuff to their crab salad (onions, dill, chopped cucumber, cumin, etc.) but, I like my crab salad SUPER simple. Not to say that the above mentioned add-ins are bad, they just alter the taste too much in my opinion. If you feel like adding any extras, feel free. As mentioned above, we would serve this is the restaurant I worked at in Hawaii and it was always a crowd favorite. Everyone wanted to know the secret to why it was so good, and really, there was no secret at all! It is the easiest, most simple crab salad recipe ever.
Notes on some ingredients:
- Tomatoes: use one can of diced tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes with green chiles if needed. Or grab one pound of fresh tomatoes.
- Chile: this recipe is made using jalapeno, removing the seeds and membranes makes for a nice mild salsa that pairs nicely with meals and is great for serving with tortilla chips. If you personally want more heat add in extra jalapeno or even a Serrano pepper.
- Honey: adding this cuts through the acidity of the tomatoes and gives a smooth flavoring.
Serene’s Tip: For extra flavor, give the tomatoes a quick roast in the oven before blending.
3-Ingredient Mini Queso Cheese Balls
The BEST quick and easy appetizer ever! These perfect party bites only need 3 ingredients, plus whatever coating you crave! Roll in finely chopped chives, bacon, jalapeno, scallions, cranberries, nuts, or any fresh vegetable. Many more ideas in the post! Top with pita chips, and you have a crowd pleasing party food!
My friends and family often assume I’m chugging out gourmet dinners every night, but, to be honest? There has been a lot of breakfast for dinner and meat-and-cheese plates around my house lately. What I’m making more of than anything has been delicious bite-sized appetizers for Christmas parties! And these little guys are an absolute crowd pleaser.
For a spin on the traditional cheese ball, I thought something a bit more portable was in order. What is better than a grab-and-go snack, so you can get back to sipping and mingling? Instead of breaking off your cracker in the ball, messy fingers, and being accused of double dipping, these minis are a mouthwatering alternative to that large-and-in-charge holiday favorite. You can also make them in many different flavors, so party guests will have to go back for seconds. Lesson here: Make enough! This recipe makes 30, but you can easily double the batch for a hungry bunch.
Want to make your own for your next wintertime (or any time) get-together? The steps are simple, the ingredients versatile, and the end result is gorgeous and delicious. Keep reading for the recipe!
The combination of these two cheeses is outrageously delicious. Creamy, smooth and just enough flavor to make you ask, “What IS that?” The perfect canvas for your favorite crunchy, spicy, sweet or herbaceous topping. For these, I used bacon, jalapeno and red pepper, chives, parsley, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and finely chopped pecans. All delicious, but the bacon takes the cake. See if you can spy which is which!
To create your own easy, two-bite appetizers, simply whip up a block of cream cheese and a wheel of creamy La Vaquita Queso Fresco in a large bowl. Whip it with an electric mixer until very smooth (it should easily roll into a slightly sticky ball), and voila!
I’ve been using this queso fresco ever since I was lucky enough to discover it, and use it on my chicken fajita salad, last month. Ever since, it’s been a staple in my fridge, and I love crumbling it over salads, chilis, tacos and roasted potatoes. It adds the perfect light, fresh and creamy texture and authentic Mexican flavor to any meal or side dish. My toddler also loves to help crumble this queso over top, and any chance I can get her to help out in the kitchen, I take! It’s so rewarding to create those memorable moments in the kitchen with family and friends.
Not familiar with queso fresco? Let me educate you a little! La Vaquita Queso Fresco is a Mexican crumbling cheese, and began with a family recipe created in a quaint Houston home in 1971. It was then handed down through generations of cheese makers, and has become a family favorite in households craving a touch of Hispanic influence in their everyday cooking. Queso fresco has a milky, mild flavor that is the perfect complement to just about any dish. Similar to goat cheese, queso fresco has a smoother flavor that makes it a favorite for family-friendly dishes.
You can find these versatile, high-quality cheeses in most local Texas grocers like H-E-B, Walmart, Kroger and Fiesta. I easily spied mine in my local Texas grocer’s cheese section, but they may also be located near your store’s deli department.
Grab a wheel of queso fresco, or their equally delicious range of cremas, today!
Once you have formed your mini queso balls, simply roll them in your desired toppings! It helps if you prep these ahead of blending your cheese mixture, but you can always roll the cheese balls, then prep toppings.
The rolling was really fun for my daughter and I both – she enjoyed getting her (clean) hands dirty, and I loved that we could create something delicious together in the kitchen! As a fellow cheese lover, she also enjoyed the taste testing segment of the process. Quality control is alive and well in my kitchen, people!
Make sure all your toppings are very finely chopped, since this will make rolling much simpler. The smaller your bits of bacon, vegetable, nut, etc. for rolling, the easier it will stick to the cheese, and the more uniformly round your cheese balls will be.
Once you’re finished rolling, just stick a hearty chip or cracker into the top of each. I love the triangular shape of a pita chip for this! Then, pop them into your refrigerator until ready to serve. If you’re making these 1-2 days ahead of serving, just add your chip or cracker closer to the time of serving. You want a crisp, not soggy, chip to balance with this creamy treat!
I know you will love these for your next girls’ night, baby shower, office party, whatever is coming up! ‘Tis the season of needing to be creative with what’s on the table, so try these! Your friends and family will flip for them, and it’s your secret that you only needed a handful of ingredients!
Chicken salad add-ins
Of course, this recipe is an easy 3-ingredient chicken salad recipe, but that doesn't mean you can't switch things up some days by adding a few more ingredients to the mix for some extra flavor or crunch. Some of my favorite chicken salad add-ins are:
- Finely diced parsley or scallion
- Finely diced celery
- A teaspoon or two of Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- A squeeze of lemon or lime juice
- Diced tomato
- Diced cucumber
- Diced bell pepper
- Halved grapes
- Dried cranberries
- Slivered toasted almonds
- Toasted crushed walnuts
- A dash of hot sauce
- Paprika or smoked paprika (mild or spicy)
Homemade Pita Bread
Pita bread (also known as Arabic bread and Syrian bread) is a yeast-leavened flatbread common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. It can be made with or without an interior pocket. Regardless of which route you take, the possibilities are endless&mdashpita stuff falafel, sabich (a sandwich with fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, hummus, tahini, and Iraesli salad), shawarma sandwiches, souvlaki sandwiches (usually made with pocketless pita).
Our recipe is intended to make a pita bread with pockets. And originally, we cooked the pita bread on the stovetop in a hot cast iron pan and were delighted with the results. But after reviewing feedback and learning that many people were struggling with this cooking method, we retested the process and decided to bake the pita instead. You'll still need an extremely hot pan (or pizza stone), which you'll preheat in a 500° oven.
Watching the dough puffin the pan is extremely satisfying to say the very least. And the soft, pillowy results will make the whole process worth it.
Tried making our pita? Let us know in the comments and rate it below.
Editor's Note: After reviewing feedback, this recipe was updated with a new cooking process in June 2020. It was also updated to include more background information behind the dish.
Mix the yeast with 300ml warm water in a large bowl. Leave to sit for 5 mins until the yeast is super bubbly then tip in the flour, salt and olive oil. Bring the mixture together into a soft dough. Don’t worry if it looks a little rough round the edges.
Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for 5-10 mins until you have a soft, smooth and elastic dough. Try to knead using as little extra flour as possible, just enough so that the dough doesn’t stick – this will keep the pittas light and airy. Once kneaded, place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to double in size, approximately 1 hour.
Heat oven as high as it will go (ideally 250C/230C fan/gas 9) and put a large baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven to get searingly hot. Divide the dough into eight balls then flatten each into a disc with the palm of your hand. On a lightly floured surface, roll each disc into an oval, around 20cm long, 15cm wide and 3-5mm thick.
Carefully remove the hot tray from the oven. Dust with flour then place your pittas directly onto it – you may have to do this in batches. Return swiftly to the oven and bake for 4-5 mins, or until the pittas have puffed up and are a pale golden colour. Wrap each hot pitta in a clean tea towel once it's baked to keep it soft while the others cook.
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