Fattoush Salad Recipe….Salad with Pita Bread Croutons

Recipe, Salad, Vegetarian










Fattoush is a very common Mediterranean salad made with fresh toasted, baked or fried pita chips, romaine lettuce and “tons” of vegetables. The vegetables in this salad are cut into relatively larger pieces compared to other traditional salad which has more finely chopped veggies. The key ingredient with Fattoush is Sumac. tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Sumac gives the salad a tangy, lemon flavor. I use baked pita chips for a healthier version.


  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped (~10 leaves or 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped (~3 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup radishes, chopped (~4-5 pieces)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium size tomatoes, chopped (remove seeds)
  • 1 cup pita chips


  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup  extra virgin olive oil

How to:

1. Chop all of the vegetables and place in the bowl.















2.  In a small  bowl mix the dressing ingredients together: sumac, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.

3. Cut the pita chips into 1/4 to 1/2 inch bite sizes.  Bake them (http://suzyeats.com/baked-garlic-flavored-fattoush-salad-pita-chips/)

4. Mix the vegetables, add the dressing and mix.  Top with pita chips.








5. Enjoy!


10 Responses to “Fattoush Salad Recipe….Salad with Pita Bread Croutons”

  1. Fatima nawabNo Gravatar Says:

    yuumm! gotta try this one. thanks suzi


  2. Treat and TrickNo Gravatar Says:

    That pita chips give an added crunch to this colorful and healthy salad!


  3. Emily @CleanlinessNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow! This is lovely and wonderful!


  4. MicheleNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks a lot like my salad I make with red wine vinegar & olive oil as the dressing. so good and light!


  5. Hester Casey - AlchemyNo Gravatar Says:

    Suzy, another lovely fresh healthy dish. Would lemon zest do in place of sumac?


  6. sophiaNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh that looks so clean and fresh and healthy. Love the pita bread “crouton” idea. :-)


  7. KimNo Gravatar Says:

    I have never tried this, it looks delicious! I love the idea of that wonderful tart flavor of Sumac in a dressing, yum!


  8. cakewhizNo Gravatar Says:

    I made this today suzy! it did not look as pretty as your salad looks in that first picture but it tasted PHENOMENAL! i am not a big salad eater but i really enjoyed this and already passed the recipe on to my mom and dad so they can try it out too..hehe :)


    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    hey abeer!! im so glad that you liked it. i love it too. it is my favorite salad :-)


  9. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    Your pics look amazing. Your food looks sooo delicious.


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