Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the 'mezza' (small dishes) table. It's a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you've never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place pita pieces into the skillet without crowding. Fry in batches until golden brown and blot dry with paper towels.

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  • Combine cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Gently toss salad with fried pita pieces. Grate feta cheese on top using a small cheese grater.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 6.3mg; sodium 208.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
Delicious! LOVED the fried pita chips in this and great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2014
I think this had a bit too much zest from the mint and parsley leaves along with the lemon and cucumbers. This meal wasn't too bad though. Honestly there is room to improve. Try adding some spinach leaves or iceberg lettuce with a pinch of parsley and mint that way it isn't so strong. Read More
(3)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
Delicious! LOVED the fried pita chips in this and great combo of flavors...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
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! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2014
Delicious salad. Added more garlic - I always order this at our local mediterranean restaurant so it was nice to have it at home too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2014
I think this had a bit too much zest from the mint and parsley leaves along with the lemon and cucumbers. This meal wasn't too bad though. Honestly there is room to improve. Try adding some spinach leaves or iceberg lettuce with a pinch of parsley and mint that way it isn't so strong. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
It was really delicious. I've never eaten a salad that didn't need any ranch. And btw make sure you dice the onions well or otherwise the chunks can be overwhelming. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2017
Made this with the mint and without - personally I prefer the without version but I'm not the biggest fan of mint flavor. Instead of frying pitas I purchased some thin and crunchy manoosh from a local Lebanese bakery and sprinkled it over the salad. EXCELLENT! I could literally eat this every day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2017
I made this without the mint and pita chips and used curly parsley instead of Italian. Whenever I have had this in restaurants it also has curly parsley not Italian. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
Made per directions. Very light and tasty but still filling - pitas are excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
Love love love love. Read More
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