This Lebanese Fattoush Salad recipe is a delicious combination of fresh veggies, a bright citrus dressing, flavorful herbs and toasted pita bread.
TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS PREP TIME: 10 MINS COOK TIME: 10 MINS
FATTOUSH SALAD INGREDIENTS:
1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 English cucumber, thinly-sliced
half a small red onion, peeled and thinly-sliced
2 cups pita chips, homemade or store-bought
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup coarsely-chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup coarsely-chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (leaves only, no stems)
1 batch lemon dressing (see below)
toppings: ground sumac and freshly-ground black pepper
LEMON DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice, or more to taste
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced (or pressed)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground sumac
(optional: 2-3 teaspoons honey, if you’d like a sweeter dressing)
TO MAKE THE FATTOUSH SALAD:
1. Add the lettuce, cucumber, pita chips, tomatoes, mint, parsley and green onions together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the lemon dressing, and toss until evenly combined.
2. Serve immediately, garnished with an extra sprinkle of ground sumac and some freshly-ground black pepper.
TO MAKE THE LEMON DRESSING:
1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. (Whisk in the honey, to taste, if you’d like a sweeter dressing.)