Fattoush salad

Fattoush salad: an authentic Lebanese salad

Fattoush salad is an authentic Lebanese salad made with toasted pieces of flatbread, greens, radishes, tomatoes, and onions. It has a combination of sweet and tangy flavors. Its true flavor comes from herbaceous dressing and sumac. The Fattoush salad recipe originated in northern Lebanon. The farmers used to fry up leftover scraps of flatbread or pita in olive oil and add herbs and veggies to them. So, hereby the word “Fattoush” is an Arabic word that is derived from “fatteh” which means “crumbs”. This is a very delicious salad and can be enjoyed at lunch or dinner.

Ingredients for making Fattoush salad:

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Pomegranate molasses – 1 tsp

Garlic clove minced – 1-2

Kosher salt – 1 tsp

Dry mint crushed – 2 tsp

Sumac – 2 tsp

Extra virgin olive – 3 tbsp

Romaine chopped – 2hearts

Cherry tomatoes – 1 cup

Red onion thinly sliced – ½

Radish thinly sliced – 2

Pita chips toasted

Fresh Mint leaves – 10

Black pepper ground – 1 tsp


Firstly, we will prepare the dressing for the salad, for this, put lemon, pomegranate molasses, garlic, salt, dried mint, sumac, and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk well until all ingredients get emulsified completely.

Then, for making the salad, put romaine, tomatoes, onion, radishes, and pita chips into a salad bowl and toss well.

Now, pour your prepared dressing over the salad and toss well.

Finally, sprinkle the remaining sumac, dried mint, fresh mint, and black pepper and serve.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cooking time – 5 minutes

Total time – 10 minutes

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