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Fattoush: Middle Eastern Pita Bread Salad


Traditional Fattoush salad is made with a mixture of chopped fresh vegetables, and mix in the toasted pita just before serving. If you'd like, add some crumbled feta cheese.

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  • 1 pita bread, toasted until well browned, cut or broken into 1/2-inch squares
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (we used 2 cups small, cherry-sized heirlooms and cut them into halves)
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1 generous handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 generous handful fresh mint leaves, julienned the leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Ground sumac, for garnish


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 25mins


Step 1

Combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro , mint, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning; you may need more olive oil, lemon juice, salt, or pepper. Just before serving, add the toasted pita, it doesn’t become soggy.

from Herbivoracious, the cookbook from Michael Natkin

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