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Fattoush - Lebanese Bread Salad


Fattoush is a Lebanese pita bread salad made with a combination of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, fresh herbs, and crunchy pita croutons in a lemony dressing.


  • 2 pita pockets
  • 6 tsp extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on the pita (1 1/2 tsp per half pita)
  • 1/8 tsp salt for the pita bread
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, shredded
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced or 4 Persian Cucumbers
  • ½ large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ large red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced, or 1-pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint, chopped (optional, since it is not always available)
  • 2 tbsp sumac
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (or to taste)
  • Salt to taste (we used 1 tsp)


  1. Preheat the oven at 375F. Separate each pita pocket into 2 halves. Place them on a cookie sheet, drizzle 1 1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil on each half, and season with 1/8 tsp of salt
  2. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes or until golden.  One half of the pita bread is always thicker than the other half.  Watch them closely so the thinner pieces don't burn. Set aside to cool ( the pita bread will get crunchier as it cools)
  3. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, and mint (if using), sumac and salt.
  4. Right before serving (it's important to wait until you're ready to serve), brake the toasted pita into small bite-size pieces and sprinkle them over the salad. Add the lemon and olive oil and toss well. Serve immediately
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 4.7
  • Sodium: 392
  • Fat: 10.6
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18.5
  • Fiber: 5.2
  • Protein: 4.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

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