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Fattoush – Lebanese mixed salad

Fattoush "king of the table"!
Fattoush “king of the table”!

Prepared and consumed not only in Lebanon, but around the globe, fattoush or Lebanese salad combines a mixture of fresh greens and vegetables served with a lemony dressing. The ingredients used in fattoush vary according to their availability along the seasons. Sometimes, fattoush is served with fried Lebanese or pita bread, but for a healthier version,  opt for baked pita bread instead!

Total servings: 4

Calories: 350 kcal/serving


Half a Romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped

3 medium cucumbers, sliced

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

2 green onions, chopped

1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

4 radishes, sliced

½ cup of parsley, coarsely chopped

¼ cup of fresh mint

¼ cup of fresh thyme leaves

½ cup of purslane leaves

3 loaves of Lebanese bread or pita, toasted

1 Tbsp. of sumac

1 Tbsp. of pomegranate molasses

Juice of 1 lemon

½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation steps:

  1. In a large bowl, put all the vegetables together and mix
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients and incorporate them to the vegetables
  3. Serve the fattoush fresh and cold, topped with pieces of the baked pita bread

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