Pita, a round flatbread popular in Mediterranean cuisine, is slightly puffy, soft, a bit chewy and can be used in many wonderful ways. Dip it into freshly made chickpea hummus, use it as a base for pizza, wrap up your favorite veggies or meats into a sandwich, or even toast it into triangles to make chips. One thing is a constant – pita is easy to make at home and so satisfying warm out of the skillet. You knead to try your hand at this simple bread!Homemade Pita Bread on Marble Counter with Tomatoes and Feta | Vitacost.com/blog

Homemade Pita Bread on Marble Counter with Tomatoes and Feta | Vitacost.com/blog
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Homemade Pita Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 276 kcal
Author Anastasia Keramidas



  1. In large mixing bowl, stir together water, yeast and sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add ½ cup flour and whisk. Let rest uncovered in location slightly above room temperature for 15 minutes or until bubbles form.
  3. Mix in salt, olive oil and remaining flour until stringy.
  4. Knead mixture in bowl until batter forms, around 1 minute.
  5. Dust flat surface. Knead dough on surface for 2 minutes or until smooth ball forms. Cover with towel and let rest 10 minutes. Knead again a few minutes until slightly more moist.
  6. In clean mixing bowl, place ball of dough and cover entirely with light coating of olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour until dough doubles in size.
  7. Once risen, place dough on dusted flat surface and divide into roughly eight equal pieces; shape into balls.
  8. Use floured rolling pin to flatten each ball into ¼-inch-thick circle. Lift and turn dough to prevent sticking to surface. (Note: Keep dough circles covered with damp towel while cooking individual pieces.)
  9. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, then drizzle in olive oil. Place one dough circle onto skillet and cook for 45 seconds or until bubbles form. Using spatula, flip and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Repeat until all dough is used.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pita Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.