Great light salad of an Eastern-Mediterranean flavor, with crunchy pita chips. Big favorite! I learned it from some Lebanese friends. After I tasted it, I needed to keep it.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 pita rounds, torn into pieces

  • oil for frying

  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 green onions, minced

  • 15 fresh mint leaves, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon cilantro


  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes

  • 1 pinch celery salt

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place pita pieces into the skillet without crowding. Fry in batches until browned; then remove to paper towels.

  2. Place romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, green onions, mint leaves, parsley, and cilantro into a large bowl.

  3. Pour lemon juice and white wine vinegar into a small bowl. Season with salt, lemon pepper, onion flakes, celery salt, and garlic powder. Stir in olive oil.

  4. Gently toss salad with fried pita pieces and dressing. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
37g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 516mg 11%

* 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.