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The Best Fattoush Salad Recipe

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This is the best fattoush salad recipe. It's not traditional fattoush, but it is the best. If you like fresh ingredients and Mediterranean salads, you're going to love this recipe.

It has all the best things - tomatoes, little cucumbers, pomegranate arils, radishes, goat cheese, torn pita bread, cilantro, mint, sumac, etc.

fattoush salad in a large serving bowl with a serving spoon

What is Fattoush?

Fattoush is a Levantine bread salad made with stale pita bread. It's very similar to Panzanella recipes.

It typically has some sort of combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, onions, olive oil, lemon juice, and sumac. This salad is a little outside the traditional version but it's still true to Middle Eastern flavors. 


What's Special About This Fattoush Salad

I was inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem cookbook. He has an excellent recipe for fattoush - it challenged me to think of fattoush in a new way. 

From Ottolenghi, I learned to add a creamy base (in his case laban, in mine goat's cheese) and radishes.

I knew radishes were an option in fattoush salads because I'd seen them in photos at a few restaurants, but I'd never tried it. I think you'll love the addition to this recipe - it adds a delightful level of crunchiness!

overhead shot of fattoush salad
overhead shot of fattoush salad

Ingredients for a Fattoush Salad

Here's what you'll need to make this delightful salad recipe:

  • 2 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 25 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece of stale pita bread, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces crumbly goat's cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sumac powder

How to Make a Fattoush Salad

It's easy to make this salad, here's all you need to do:

  • Combine the cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, onions and pita bread in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Top with the goat cheese, parsley, and mint.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Drizzle across the salad.
  • Sprinkle the sumac on top and serve!
Yield: 6 side salad servings

Best Fattoush Salad Recipe

fattoush salad in a large serving bowl with a serving spoon

This is the best fattoush salad recipe. It's not traditional fattoush, but it is the best.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 25 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece of stale pita bread, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces crumbly goat's cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sumac powder

Instructions

  1. Combine the cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, onions and pita bread in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Top with the goat cheese, parsley, and mint.
  3. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Drizzle across the salad.
  4. Sprinkle the sumac on top and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 7g

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