EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)
Fattoush is a popular salad in Lebanon made with mixed greens, a lemony vinaigrette and pita bread pieces. Toasting the pita adds crunch and a sprinkle of ground sumac—which grows wild all over Lebanon—adds depth. Let the salad sit for a bit to let the pita soak up the lemony dressing.
Active Time: 35 minutes |
Total Time: 45 minutes
Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken
2 6-inch whole-wheat pitas,split
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons ground sumac (see Note), divided
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 large head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 small salad cucumbers, or 1 large cucumber, seeded and diced (peeled if desired)
To prepare salad: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pita halves rough-side up on a large baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sumac. Bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. When cool, break into bite-size pieces.
Whisk lemon juice, salt, pepper and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon sumac in a large bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mint and the pita pieces; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
To prepare chicken: Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. Rub the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Alternatively, broil chicken 4 to 6 inches from the heat source for about 6 minutes per side.) Slice the chicken thinly and serve on top of the salad.
Per serving :
12 g Fat;
2 g Sat;
7 g Mono;
63 mg Cholesterol;
21 g Carbohydrates;
27 g Protein;
5 g Fiber;
473 mg Sodium;
693 mg Potassium