Sumac is available at Middle Eastern food stores. It may be left out of this salad, but the flavor to me is important to the overall taste of fatoosh.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 pita breads

  • 8 leaves romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 cucumber, chopped

  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons sumac powder

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Toast pitas 5 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp. Remove from the oven, and break into bite-sized pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together toasted pita pieces, romaine lettuce, green onions, cucumber, and tomatoes.

  4. In a small bowl, mix parsley, garlic, sumac powder, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint. Pour over pita mixture, and toss just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 503mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 321mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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