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Lebanese Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush is a Middle Eastern salad made with toasted pita bread. Mine is given a flavor boost by using za’atar to season the pita chips.

    Fattoush Lebanese Salad with Za'atar Pita Chips

    Fattoush is a Middle Eastern salad made with toasted, fried or day-old pita bread.

    Fattoush Salad Liz Sprinkling Pita

    Similar to the Italian Panzanella salad, it is a great use for stale or leftover bread.

    Liz Making Fattoush Salad Recipe


    Lebanese restaurants typically deep fry the pita chips. Not only does that add a ton of unnecessary fat and calories but it also weighs down the bright and delicious flavors of this classic salad.

    Easy Fattoush Salad Recipe


    Baked pita chips are not only extremely easy but it also provides an opportunity to season the bread with za’atar, one of my favorite Middle Eastern spice blends.

    Liz Making Fattoush Salad Lebanese Recipe

    Each brand has a slightly different recipe but it is a combination of oregano, toasted sesame, sumac, and other spices.

    Frequently asked questions:

    What is a fattoush salad?

    Fattoush is a Lebanese salad made with toasted or fried pita chips. The dressing typically is made with lemon, mint, garlic and olive oil. This type of salad is from Lebanon but is enjoyed throughout the Middle East. A typical fattoush is made with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, onion, and toasted pita chips but it’s great with any veggies you have on hand.

    What tips do you have for making fattoush?

    I highly recommend baking the pita chips if you don’t have a fryer at home. Za’atar is a key ingredient for a fattoush salad. This Middle Eastern spice blend is made with oregano, sesame seeds, thyme, sumac, and other spices. You can find it at national grocery stores, international markets or purchase online.

    How long does a fattoush salad last?

    Once you’ve added the dressing it will only last a few hours. I highly recommend waiting to dress the salad until you’re ready to enjoy it.

    Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

    Need more ideas for za’atar to justify the purchase? Don’t miss my Couscous Salad with Za’atar Vinaigrette or my Asparagus with Lemon and Za’atar.

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    Healthy Fattoush Salad Recipe

    Lebanese Fattoush Salad

    5 stars average
    Fattoush is a Middle Eastern salad made with toasted pita bread. Mine is given a flavor boost by using za’atar to season the pita chips.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 12 mins
    TOTAL: 17 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Line baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
    • In a large bowl or plastic bag, evenly coat pita pieces with olive oil, za’atar and salt.
    • Spread pita in even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until nicely browned.
    • While pita bread is baking, prepare Middle Eastern Salad
    • Crumble toasted pita chips over the salad and toss well before serving. (Also taste great dipped in hummus!)

    Notes

    Please Note: Very important that the pita is spread in an even layer to allow them to become crispy. Use two pans or bake in rounds if necessary.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 25.4gProtein: 5.6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.6gSodium: 678mgFiber: 7.2gSugar: 8.3g
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    9 Comments

    1. I have not yet make the fatyoush Leanese Salad, but I know it’s going to ho well,with my family this Thanksgiving day, Please keep me post on all of your Leanese dishes, Thank You.

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