This simple, zesty salad takes less than 10 minutes to put together but packs massive flavor. Fattoush is a Levantine bread salad – think Middle Eastern Panzanella – simply dressed with oil, fresh lemon juice, and sumac.
The sumac and mint are critical to its distinctive flavor and really shouldn’t be skipped. While lettuce, tomato, and cucumber are central to the recipe, this salad is a fabulous way to use whatever’s on hand – radish, onion, peppers, olives, pomegranate, parsley, and cabbage are all traditional variations.
I toasted the pita in our little toaster oven and didn’t have to turn on the stove. This is a great side for a summer meal. Or, top with cubed chicken or baked salmon for a light dinner. We served this with leftover Pomegranate Rosewater Chicken thighs – yum!
- 1 pita
- 3 tbs olive oil, divided
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- 2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 c romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 large cucumber or 2 small cucumbers, diced
- 3 scallions
- 2 tbs pomegranate seeds, optional
- 1/4 c mint, finely chopped
- 1/4 c parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tsp sumac
- juice if 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 400F.
Cut the pita into a 1" dice. Toss with 1 tbs of olive oil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to taste. Spread on a foil lined baking sheet and toast until just crispy, about 5 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Combine tomatoes, romaine, pepper, and cucumber. Toss with remaining 2 tbs of olive oil. Stir in scallions, mint, parlsey, sumac and lemon juice. Top with pomegranate seeds.
Calories 209 / Total Fat 11.2g / Saturated Fat 1.6g / Trans Fat 0.0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 54mg / Potassium 492mg / Total Carbohydrates 26.4g / Dietary Fiber 3.8g / Sugars 10.4g / Protein 3.5g Weight Watchers Points: 4 / PointsPlus: 6