Fattoush- traditional Lebanese salad
5 from 3 votes
Fattoush- Traditional Lebanese Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Fattoush, a traditional Lebanese salad, is a delicious combination of fresh veggies, a bright citrus dressing, herbs and toasted pita bread.

  • For the toasted Arabic bread:
  • 2 arabic bread or pita bread
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sumac powder
  • For the salad:
  • 6 leaves of romaine lettuce coarsely chopped
  • 3 red radish trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 firm ripe tomatoes diced
  • 2 small cucumbers (or 1 large) halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1/2 small bunch fresh mint stem removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 small bunch flat leaf parsley stem removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 small bunch purslane leaves only
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • the juice of half lemon
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon sumac powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. With a scissor, cut the Arabic bread into 4 pieces and split them in half.
  2. Brush each wedge with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with sumac powder and toast them in the oven at 180 degrees C (375 degrees F) for 5 minutes or until they are light brown. Put aside.
  3. Chop all the vegetables and herbs and place them in a large bowl.
  4. Prepare the dressing.Take a small glass jar with a lid and combine all the ingredients. Put the lid on and shake the jar until all the ingredients are well-blended.
  5. Pour the dressing on the salad and toss lightly.
  6. Crash the toasted bread with your hands, add it to the salad and mix again gently.
  7. Sprinkle the fattoush salad with sumac powder (optional) and serve!
  8. Enjoy!

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Calories: 247, Fat: 14.4g, Saturated Fat: 2.1g, Sodium: 173mg, Carbohydrates: 27.9g, Fiber: 2.8g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 4.4g

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