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How to Grill Pita Bread to Serve with Dip

Updated February 21, 2017

Flat bread, or pita bread, originated in the Middle East. Circular in shape, this type of bread gets cooked in a hot oven. During the cooking process, the two edges of the pita separate, resulting in a hollow centre. When sliced in half, this hollow centre becomes a pocket, making it easy for ingredients to be placed into it. Use pita bread as an alternative to chips by using already-baked pita and grilling it until it is crisp.

Turn your grill to medium-high.

Mix together the olive oil and other ingredients in a bowl. Use 1/2 cup of olive oil plus 2 tbsp of other ingredients. Use items like chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley, sea salt and Parmesan cheese.

Brush each slice of the bread with the oil mixture.

Place the pita bread onto the grill and let it cook for about two to three minutes on each side.

Remove from the grill and let the pita cool.

Slice the bread into wedges for dipping.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 pita breads
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Small bowl
  • Mixing utensil
  • Pastry brush
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Grilling tongs
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About the Author

Christina Martinez has been writing professionally since 2007. She's been published in the California State University at Fullerton newspaper, "The Daily Titan." Her writing has also appeared in "Orange County's Best" magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and print journalism from California State University.