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Large bowl of Lebanese Fattoush Salad with small bowl of fried pita bread on the side
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Lebanese Fattoush Salad

This authentic Lebanese Fattoush Salad is made with well-seasoned fried pita bread, seasonal vegetables and tossed in a zesty sumac Mediterranean dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 large vine-ripe tomato diced
  • 2-3 Persian cucumbers quartered
  • ½ large green pepper chopped
  • 5 radishes diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed or grated
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
  • ½ teaspoon dried mint
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Fried Pita Bread

  • 1 large double ply pita bread cut into triangles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make the Dressing: Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, sumac, pomegranate molasses, dried mint, salt and pepper. Slowly stream in olive oil, whisking continuously until emulsified. Set aside.
  • Fry the Pita Bread: In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the pita bread and season with salt and pepper. Cook stirring frequently until the pita break becomes crispy and golden in color, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  • Place the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, radishes, green onions and parsley in a large serving bowl. Pour the dressing on top and toss to combine.
  • Add the fried pita bread to the salad immediately before serving.

Notes

Storage: If the salad has not been tossed, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If it has been tossed, it's est to enjoy within 24 hours since it will be soggy after that. 
The dressing will keep well for up to 1 month in the fridge.
Sourcing and Substitutes: You can find the bulgur at Middle Eastern markets, natural-foods stores or even in large supermarkets, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients.
  • Sumac can be found at specialty retailers in the spice section or on Amazon. If you can’t find it, substitute lemon zest for the closest taste.
  • Pomegranate molasses can be tricky to find, but you'll have the best luck at Middle Eastern Grocery stores or on Amazon. You can also make your own by reducing down pomegranate juice (with or without sugar). You can leave it out of the recipe or substitute balsamic glaze.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1412IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg