Fattoush Salad

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Fattoush, a delightful Lebanese salad loved by many, especially for its crunchy pita chips! It’s a breeze to whip up for a side dish or turn into a full meal with some protein!

In the world of Arab cuisine, Fattoush reigns supreme as a beloved salad! Packed with crisp greens, veggies, fragrant herbs, and a zesty dressing, it’s a Middle Eastern classic. And let’s not forget the best part—those crispy fried pita chips! Think of it as the Caesar Salad’s cool cousin from the East, and the best part? It’s super simple to prepare.

Fattoush Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad


**For the Veggies:**

  • 1 large romaine lettuce head thinly chopped
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives optional
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoncinis optional

**For the Dressing:**

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sumac add more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice


  • 2 pitas torn into pieces
  • Vegetable oil for frying


**Make the Dressing:**

  • Combine all dressing ingredients (olive oil, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, garlic, sumac, dried mint, black pepper, salt, allspice) in a jar. Shake until well mixed and set aside.

**Fry the Pita:**

  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat for shallow frying.
  • Once hot, add the chopped pita and stir occasionally until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain excess oil on paper towels. Optionally, season with salt and black pepper.

**Toss the Salad:**

  • In a large salad bowl, combine romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, and any additional veggies you prefer.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until evenly coated. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Just before serving, add the crispy pita chips and enjoy the freshness!


For an extra tangy kick, add a splash of distilled white vinegar, although it’s entirely optional.

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