nutritional information

Per 2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 181
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 11 mg
  • Sodium: 259 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Pomegranate molasses and sumac add a tart edge to this Lebanese salad. They can be found in Middle Eastern groceries and well-stocked supermarkets and used to flavor many other vegetable dishes. Choose larger cherry tomato varieties that can stand up to the other vegetables and the pita chips.
Vinaigrette
  • 2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tsp. ground sumac
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
Salad
  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, halved and sliced into ½-inch-thick ribbons (4 cups)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 small Persian cucumbers, diced (2 cups)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (½ cup)
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 3Tbs. thinly sliced mint leaves
  • 1 ½ cups plain pita chips, coarsely broken up
  • ½ cup crumbled feta (2 oz.)

1. To make Vinaigrette: whisk together all ingredients in small bowl.

2. To make Salad: Toss together lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, green onions, parsley, and mint in large salad bowl. Add Vinaigrette, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Sprinkle pita chips over top of Salad, and toss again. Top with feta.

July/August 2012 p.58

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comments

Fattoush salad has no cheese in it. This is an addition to the original dish. So it's actually originally vegan.

Dana Sarhan - 2014-03-25 23:59:35

what is the substitute for Persian cukes, I'm still getting used to sometimes buying English cukes, especially with the cost

tim - 2013-07-03 01:33:50

Actually I DO have Sumac & Pomegranate molasses here in the house. But then again I cook Middle Eastern food often, as well as Indonesian, Thai, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Spanish, and other foods. So I try any spice I can get my hands on... Expand your palate, TRY foods from other cultures!!

Jan - 2013-07-02 21:17:57

Sure, I have pomegranate molasses and ground sumac in my pantry .. don't you?? Come on, VT .. get with the program!

SantaFeSue - 2013-07-02 16:18:03