Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins
A deliciously sweet and spicy snack that can be eaten as is or served with your favourite dip. The kick of wasabi is nicely balanced with the sweetness of honey in this simple recipe. These are really good served with a bit of fat free sour cream for dipping. I also like them plain too.
- 4 pita pocket bread
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small jar/container with a lid combine the soy sauce, honey, lime juice and wasabi powder. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigerously, until everything is combined. (you may just wisk the ingredients, but i like this method better as it gets everything combined well)
- Slice each pita into eighths and place in a large bowl. Drizzle the honey/wasabi mixture over the pitas and gently stir to coat each piece. (dont worry if they get a bit soft as they will dry out in the oven)
- Place coated pita triangles on a sheet spritzed with non-stick cooking spray and bake until golden and crisp. 7 or 8 minutes usually does the trick, but keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
- Serve with your favourite dips or enjoy as is!
I'm really torn on how to rate this recipe ... let me explain why ... For taste and flavor, there's no question this should be a 4 or 5. It's really wonderful as a salty, savory snack ... and I could finish 4 or 5 servings all by myself. Like wasabi peas, addictive and delicious. But if I look at the nutritional analysis, I have a problem. Yes, it's "fat free" -- only 6 calories per serving come from fat. But each serving is 235 calories, not what people would consider "fat free" ... and there is 34% of your daily requirement of sodium and 51 g of carbs (including 18 g from sugar). This isn't a "fat free" Weight Watcher's dish and no heart patient will be able to eat it -- is there a way to fix this? There is, if you're willing to work at it. Almost all the sodium comes from the soy sauce and the store bought pitas. Substitute a low sodium soy and you can cut that considerably. Make the pitas from scratch (easy to do, but yes, it's more effort) and you can make this into a much more reasonable sodium load. You can always add the salt into the ingredient list and add it individually if you want ... Where are the calories coming from? Almost 2/3 are from the pita and 1/3 from the honey. Not much to do there -- perhaps replace half the honey with splenda (you need an artificial sweetener that will handle high heat), giving you the taste, but reducing calories? Not many other options ... So, enjoy -- it's wonderful -- but do so in moderation ...
All I can say is WOW! These are soooo addictive. I love wasabi and I love snacks so this is perfect for me. Finally a healthy alternative to those fried wasabi pea snacks. Will definitely be making these again.