5 from 1 vote
Fattoush Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Fattoush salad is a very colorful salad from Lebanon composed of greens and vegetables like tomato, cucumber, radish as well as toasted bread
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Lebanese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 12 leaves romaine lettuce , coarsely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes , coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 radishes , quartered
  • 4 scallions , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 lemons , juiced
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • A few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 bunch purslane , chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • 3 loaves pita bread
  1. Peel the cucumber, then cut in half lengthwise. Seed it, and coarsely chop it.

  2. In a bowl, combine the garlic, salt, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, 1 tablespoon of sumac and 4 tablespoons of olive oil.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sumac with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  4. Separate the pita bread in two thinner flat breads to obtain 6 thin flat breads total. Brush them with the sumac and olive oil, then cut them in 1-inch squares. Toast them in an oven preheated at 400 F.

  5. The pita bread can alternatively be fried. To do so, preheat 1 cup of oil in a skillet and fry the pita bread pieces until golden, for about 1 minute. Drain on a plate lined with paper towel.

  6. In a large bowl, combine all the vegetables and greens. Pour the dressing, and sprinkle with a little sumac.

  7. Add the toasted or fried pita bread right before serving, and toss well.

  8. Serve immediately.