Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

This is a staple salad in the Mediterranean diet. It incorporates many colorful vegetables with a zesty garlic-herb dressing and boasts a crunchy pita chip topping. Top it with chicken or fish for an easy main dish.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 206
Fat 10g
Saturated fat 1g
Carbohydrates 26g
Sodium 762mg
Fiber 3g
Protein 5g
Cholesterol 0mg

Fattoush Salad

12 cups
Servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped (3 cups)
  • [1/4] medium head red cabbage, shredded (1 cup)
  • [1/2] large orange bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, and finely diced ([1/2] cup)
  • [1/2] large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, and finely diced ([1/2] cup)
  • [1/2] large green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, and finely diced ([1/2] cup)
  • 1 large cucumber, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • [1/4] cup red radishes, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded ([1/4] cup)
  • 3 medium whole green onions, chopped
  • [1/2] medium red onion, chopped
  • [1/2] cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • 2 TB. sumac
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 2 TB. minced garlic
  • [1/3] cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 TB. apple cider vinegar
  • [1/4] cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups pita chips, fried or baked

Directions

In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, red cabbage, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, green onion, red onion, and flat-leaf parsley.

In a medium bowl, combine mint, sumac, salt, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Pour dressing over vegetables, and toss until vegetables are well dressed.

Break pita chips into small, bite-size pieces, sprinkle on top of salad, and serve immediately.

Tasty Tip
I like to serve this salad with the pita chips on top to prevent them from getting too soggy. Also, dress the salad right before serving to keep the veggies crisp and fresh and not wilted from the acid in the dressing. Or easily turn this salad into a main dish by topping it with cooked chicken or fish.

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