Friday, June 7, 2013


I love Fattoush! It's a great refreshing, colorful salad, especially good when summer produce is in season - healthful, tasty and a nice break from having a Green, Leafy Salad every day.

The first time I made it, it seemed to take forever. I streamlined a couple of steps, and now I can make it quite quickly while a homemade entree I have on hand is heating.

I use dried mint, but if you have fresh on hand -by all means use it!

Several of the ingredients are optional, allowing you to customize it according to what you have on hand.

Chop and place in large Salad Bowl:
4 large tomatoes, cut in bite-sized cubes
1 cucumber, cut in bite-sized cubes
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut in bite-sized cubes
2-3 scallions, minced (Optional)
A couple of handsful of Lettuce, torn in bite-sized pieces (optional)
1/3  cup cilantro, minced (one handful) (Optional)
1 Tablespoon dried Mint
1-2 teaspoons dried parsley (Optional)
1 teaspoon Sumac
Immediately before serving:
Throw in a couple of handsful of broken Pita Chips**
**If you are on a very lowfat diet, instead of pita chips, slice a pita around the edge into two circles and slowly toast it till golden-brown. Cool & break into pieces. This is the traditional way to make this salad, but it's not quite as quick and easy.
Tip for dining with Omnivores: This salad is a particularly good accompaniment for grilled meat, such as Slouvakia or Kabobs. It also goes well with fish.

This is being shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways


  1. Fattoush salad is my favorite - thanks for sharing!!!

  2. I was out of the loop for about a week but I'm back! Had to stop by and say hello and catch up! This looks awesome! I especially love the minty-ness you added in here! I'm a HUGE fan of MINT :) How essential is the Sumac?

    1. Sorry for the delay - I've been away from the computer for a while myself. If you leave out the Sumac, you'll still have a tasty salad, but the Sumac does add something special, and gives the salad a more authentic flavor. It's usually available from Middle Eastern Ethnic groceries.


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