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fattoush salad
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Fattoush (Lebanese Salad)

Lebanese fattoush salad, with crispy pita chips and a tangy pomegranate-syrup dressing.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 533kcal

Ingredients

Salad Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon sumac powder
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoon pomegranate syrup/molasses
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Salad

  • 1 medium pomegranate
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 small purple onion
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 6 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley
  • 1 cup chopped mint
  • 1 bag Stacy's pita chips

Instructions

  • Mix sumac and warm water in a small container, and set aside until the sumac has softened.
  • Add the remaining salad dressing ingredients to the sumac, whisk to combine.
  • Chop tomatoes, and place in a strainer to drain the juices.
  • Chop cucumbers, scallions, purple onion, lettuce, sweet peppers, and herbs. Add to the large salad bowl.
  • Remove the pomegranate seeds from the pomegranate, and add to the salad, along with the chopped tomatoes.
  • Just prior to serving, mix in the salad dressing and top with pita chips.

Notes

  • I make my own pita chips using freshly baked pita bread. I wouldn't be hurt if you chose the easy route and opted for Stay's pita chips.
  • One popular ingredient that my sister does not add, but you might choose to include is purslane.
  • To find out more information about this vitamin-packed edible weed, check out my purslane dip recipe. Radishes are also a popular addition that Beni leaves out of her recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 801mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g