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Fattoush Salad

Fattoush salad in a bowl
Fattoush salad in a bowl

ck}This Fattoush Salad recipe is so good! A classic Middle Eastern salad and one of my all-time favorites. The signature and most important ingredient is the “leftover pita” bites which are toasted in the oven with olive oil. There are different versions, and the ingredients list for Fattoush may vary.
In my salad, I like to have a base of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes, plus any extra veggies that I may have on hand—a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon, and a hint of Sumac. Enjoy!

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Fattoush salad in a bowl

Fattoush Salad

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For the pita croutons:

  • 1 large pita bread or naan
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

For the salad:

  • 2 cups mixed greens or any favorite lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 3 small cucumbers (I like Persian cucumbers), peeled and chopped
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles or small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons 45 ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For garnish:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • a handful of mint leaves or parsley


For the pita croutons:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Tear up the pita (bite-size pieces) and brush with olive oil.
  • Bake for about 7-10 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Watch carefully, as they tend to burn easily.

For the salad:

  • Arrange lettuce/mix greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and cheese on a plate or in a bowl.
  • Place the olive oil and lemon juice into a jar. Shake it, and drizzle over the salad. Toss well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When you’re ready to serve, toss in the pita croutons.
  • Garnish with sumac and mint leaves or parsley and serve!

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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