Fattoush, also known as fattush, fatush, fattoush, and fattouche, is a popular Arabic flatbread salad in the Middle East. You’ll find it on most tables across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and parts of Turkey. A lemony, garlicky dressing is drizzled over crispy pita bread, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and vibrant herbs.
It’s the perfect salad for spring and summer!
Recipe for Fattoush, an Arabic Salad
Prep 25 minutes | Cook 5 minutes | Serves 4
- 2 small pita breads , torn into pieces
- 1 large cucumber, finely diced
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
- 3 cups of halved grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of red onion, finely diced
- 3/4 cup of chopped Italian parsley
- 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of ground sumac
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup of grated feta cheese
- Brush pita bread pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place on a cookie sheet and place oven on low broil. Broil until pieces are lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the lemon juice, ground sumac, garlic, and olive oil to create a dressing. Set aside.
- Combine the cucumber, romaine lettuce, red onion, and parsley in a large bowl. Pour in the dressing add the cooled pita bread pieces, and gently toss the salad.
- Add grated feta cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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