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Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe- Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Emily Ackerman
This glorious Lebanese fattoush salad is a staple of Lebanese salads and it plays a central part in Middle Eastern cuisine! Complete with pan fried pita chips, this Mediterranean chopped salad is topped with homemade Mediterranean salad dressing of olive oil, lemon, mint and other traditional Lebanese spices.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cuisine lebanese, Mediterranean, middle eastern
Servings 8


Fattoush Salad

  • 2 bunches Parsley
  • 8 Scallions
  • 1 head Lettuce Iceberg or Romaine
  • 3-4 small tomatoes or 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups pita bread cut into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup light olive oil for frying

For the Fattoush Dressing

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp dried mint leaf or 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves cut up
  • 1 teas garlic powder
  • 1 teas salt
  • ½ teas ground sumac optional
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • cup olive oil extra virgin


  • Wash, prepare and chop the parsley, green onions, lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes and add them to a large salad bowl
  • Cut the pita bread (see post about pita bread, it must be thin) into bite sized pieces. Heat a pan with several tablespoons of olive oil and fry the pita pieces about 6-7 at a time for 30 seconds on each side until golden brown.
  • Remove the fried pita chips and let drain on a paper towel. Lightly salt them while they are warm

For the Lebanese salad dressing

  • Juice the lemon, straining out any seeds, into a small bowl
  • Add the salt, pepper, mint, garlic powder, and sumac to the lemon juice, whisking it together
  • Pour the lemon juice mixture over the salad and toss together
  • After the lemon juice is incorporated, add the olive oil and toss.
  • Top with pita chips and serve immediately
Keyword Lebanese Bread salad, fattoush salad, fattoush recipe, Lebanese salad dressing recipe