fattoush Lebanese salad

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

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Lebanese Fattoush Salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bowl. The toasted pita bread adds some crunchy contrast and the generous dash of sumac spice gives Fattoush its distinctly awesome flavor.

salad with sumac dressing

Fattoush Lebanese Salad:

There are two types of people in the world; Fattoush salad people and Tabbouleh salad people. These are two of the most recognizable Lebanese salads. In my family, the decision to make one or the other with dinner is a constant source of conflict.

WHAT IS FATTOUSH?

Fattoush translates to “crumbled bread” in Arabic and this Lebanese salad is topped with crispy crumbled pita chips which I’m assuming where the name came from. Pita bread is typically deep fried in Lebanese Fattoush, I enjoy mine toasted, baked or air fried just as much. 

Lebanese sumac salad

Ingredients:

(Scroll all the way down for full recipe and exact measurements)

  • Lettuce: Romaine. 
  • Parsley: Fresh finely chopped. 
  • Tomatoes: Ripe tomatoes are best. 
  • Onions: I use white sweet onions, but green onions is also a great addition. You can mix a little of each. 
  • Cucumbers: Any cucumbers work, but Persian mini cucumbers are my favorite. 
  • Radishes: For extra crunch and flavor. 

Lebanese salad

How to Make Fattoush Salad: 

Prepare the Fattoush Salad Dressing:

Whisk together the sumac, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, whisking continuously until emulsified. Set aside.

sumac salad dressing

Toast the pita bread:

  • Cut the pita bread into bite size squares. Toss with olive oil and bake 400 F for 7-10 minutes or until crisp but not browned. I sometimes use my air fryer for this step. 
  • Let the pita chips cool down, while you chop the veggies. 

toasted pita chips

Chop and assemble the salad:

  • Chop all your veggies into bite size pieces. 
  • Add all the chopped ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing on top.
  • Toss everything to combine well.
  • Add toasted pita bread just before to stay crisp. 
  • Enjoy!

Assembling

What do you serve with fattoush salad?

This Middle Eastern salad makes a great side that can be served along fish, chicken, meat or vegetarian and vegan dishes. Here are a few suggestions: 

Chicken Tawook

Lebanese Chicken and Rice

Lebanese Kafta Stew

Kafta Kabob

Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter

Best Baked Salmon

Vegan Pumpkin Kibbeh Balls

Kibbeh Bil Sanieh-Baked Kibbeh

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Fattoush Salad Recipe

Yield: 5-6

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

salad with sumac dressing

Fattoush salad combines tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, radishes, and onions in one delicious bowl. The toasted pita bread adds some crunchy contrast and the generous dash of sumac spice, gives Fattoush its distinctly awesome flavor.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2- 3 ripe tomato, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2-3 Persian cucumbers quartered
  • 5 radishes, diced
  • ¼ fresh mint- chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley- chopped

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Fried Pita Bread

Instructions

  • Prepare the Fattoush Salad Dressing:

    Whisk together the sumac, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, whisking continuously until emulsified. Set aside.

    Toast the pita bread:

    1. Cut the pita bread into bite size squares. Toss with olive oil and bake 400 F for 7-10 minutes or until crisp but not browned. I sometimes use my air fryer for this step. 
    2. Let the pita chips cool down, while you chop the veggies. 

    Chop and assemble the salad:

    1. Chop all your veggies into bite size pieces. 
    2. Add all the chopped ingredients to a large bowl.
    3. Pour the dressing on top.
    4. Toss everything to combine well.
    5. Add toasted pita bread just before to stay crisp. 
    6. Enjoy!

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