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.
1tbspdried mint leafor 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves cut up
⅓cupolive oilextra 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.