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Fattoush salad on a white platter.


If you find yourself in a salad rut, as we all do from time to time, Fattoush will get you right out of it. Versatile, simple, and healthy— fattoush is destined to be your new salad best friend!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 170kcal


For the pita bread:

For the salad:

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup ground sumac plus more for garnish, optional
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound tomatoes cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 Seedless cucumber peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch pieces
  • 1 cup arugula coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the pita bread:

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup and top with a wire rack. 
  • Using kitchen scissors, cut around the perimeter of each pita and separate into 2 thin rounds. Cut each round in half. Place pitas, smooth side down, on prepared rack.
  • Brush surface of pitas with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until pitas are crisp and lightly golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and break into 1/2-inch pieces. 

To make the salad:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, sumac, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and let blend at room temperature for 10 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • Place broken pitas into a large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, cilantro, mint, and scallions. 
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with additional sumac if desired.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1011IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg