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Made-from-scratch pita bread – surprisingly easy to make, and goes great with all kinds of dips.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 pitas
Calories 157 kcal


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Combine flour, olive oil, yeast, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes, adding 2 cups of water, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a ball and is slightly sticky to the touch. 

  2. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and knead by hand to form a smooth ball of dough. Put the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise for 1.5 hours until it doubles in size.

  3. When the dough is ready, form it into a ball and cut into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a round ball, and roll each ball out to 1/4 inch thickness, using flour to prevent sticking as needed.

  4. Bake each disk, one at a time, over medium heat in a skillet. Bake each disk for 5 minutes, or until both sides are lightly browned, turning the disk over to make sure both sides bake evenly.

  5. Serve immediately with your favorite dip, or let pitas cool and store in plastic bags. Reheat gently before using.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from How to Cook Everything

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.