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.

Carolyn Malcoun
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Ingredients

Directions

  • To prepare salad: Preheat oven to 350F. 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

Note: The tart berries of the sumac bush add another element to many Middle Eastern dishes. Find them whole or ground in Middle Eastern markets or online at kalustyans.com or buylebanese.com.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 454 mg sodium. 693 mg potassium; 20.8 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 27.2 g protein; 8663 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 155 mcg folate; 72 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 65 mg magnesium;