Arabic fattoush salad

    30 min

    Fattoush is a colourful middle-eastern salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, pieces of crispy pitta bread and feta cheese. This version has a lemon, garlic and sumac dressing.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
    • 2 small pitta breads, torn into pieces
    • 1 large cucumber, finely diced
    • 550g halved cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
    • 45g freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 20g freshly chopped mint
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed (or more to taste)
    • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • ground sumac
    • crumbled sheep-milk feta cheese, or to taste

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Place pitta pieces into the pan without crowding. Fry in batches until golden brown and blot dry with kitchen paper.
    2. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, ground black pepper and sumac in a bowl. Gently toss salad with fried pitta pieces. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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    Delicious! LOVED the fried pita chips in this, and great combo of flavors...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing.  -  24 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very tasty. I didn't add the pita to the salad because I ended up making some hummus to go with this, so we used the pita to dip the hummus. Also, the "add to grocery list" function didn't work too well for this recipe, so I had to make a few minor substitutions, such as regular tomatoes instead of grape and white onion instead of red. Overall, I mostly followed the recipe and it turned out really well!  -  22 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious salad. Added more garlic - I always order this at our local mediterranean restaurant so it was nice to have it at home too.  -  05 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)