Fattoush - Mediterranean Salad

Fattoush is a Mediterranean fried bread salad that typically includes lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and fried pieces of pita bread. You’ll also typically see green peppers, green onions, and parsley.

Servings 6 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 7 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Salad

  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 large vine-ripe tomato diced
  • 2-3 small 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 Pits Bread
    • 1 large double-ply pita bread cut into triangles
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    DIRECTIONS

    Chop the Ingredients 

    • Dice all the ingredients so that every bite of fattoush is complete with all the textures and flavors of the salads.

    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 Bread 

    • Cut the pita into the desired shapes (triangles, squares, or strips). Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the seasoned oil-tossed pita bread.
    • Cook stirring frequently until the pita bread is crispy and lightly golden brown, approximately 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
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