If something seems too good to be true it probably is… except, when it’s not.
Like these pita chips I made the other day using some wraps that would otherwise have been chucked out. Since lockdown began I’ve been looking for ways I can be more efficient and cut household costs. Reducing food waste was one of the obvious options and something I’d been wanting to do anyway for environmental reasons.
Now, before I throw anything away I think of other ways I can use it… ageing courgettes and mushy tomatoes are reborn as ratatouille, saggy sweet potatoes get mashed, and stale bread is transformed into garlic and herb croutons.
But I hadn’t found a way to use up leftover wraps, and it was bugging me to have to throw them out when they turned hard enough to double as a discus.
Then I kinda sorta remembered reading something about making healthy flatbread crackers from wraps or pita breads, so looked it up, found a recipe and decided to give it a whirl (do people even say ‘give it a whirl’ anymore?!).
I cut the wraps into strips, then into evenly sized triangles. I gave them a spritz of olive oil, a good dusting of pink Himalayan salt and gave them a good shake. Then it was time to pop them in the oven at 180 degrees, for 8-10 minutes.
Once they were golden brown I whipped them out, and let them cool down to get nice and crispy.
It was so simple – too simple really... nothing this easy ever turns out good, right? But they did. They were light and crunchy – delicious just by their lightly salted selves, and amazing with dips (so far I’ve tried them with caramelised onion hoummous, salsa, sour cream and chive, and Kiwi onion dip).
Not just a great way to use up leftover wraps, you can also make these from pita bread (split the pita in two first), or any other kind of flatbread.
I’ve literally been making a batch of these healthy flatbread crackers every couple of days and they get devoured within minutes, which is totally fine since it only takes a few minutes to make more. The perfect tasty, guilt-free snack.
Looking for more ways to use up leftover wraps? Check out Kitchn’s ‘10 Delicious Ways To Turn Tortillas into a Meal‘