We really do love eating pita bread with everything, even salad! Fattoush is a delicious salad with toasted pita bread, sumac, and other veggies. Eva loves making fattoush for parties and get-togethers on hot summer days. For this recipe feel free to add or take out any veggies. What makes fattoush different from a usual salad is the pita chips and sumac, so make sure to include those!


1 garlic clove
Lettuce (any type, Eva uses romaine and spring mix)
1 scallion diced or 1/4 cup diced white onion
1 cucumber sliced
2 beefsteak tomatoes diced
1 large pepper or 2-3 small peppers diced
16 spearmint leaves chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2-3 radishes sliced
5 tablespoons of olive oil
3 teaspoons of sumac (found in most Middle Eastern stores)
4 teaspoons of lemon juice


1. Toast pita by using a toaster oven or regular oven.  Once toasted break into small bite size pieces

2. Mince garlic at the bottom of a bowl with a dash of salt.  If you can't mince the garlic, finely chop the garlic on a cutting board and press it down with the back of a spoon - transport to bowl

3. Add all veggies to bowl with olive oil, sumac, lemon juice, pepper and toss well *taste prior to adding lemon juice - sumac has a lemon taste to it (depending on how fresh it is) and it might be enough without the lemon juice

4. Right before serving, add toasted pita and toss. Toasted pita can also be served as a side for those who don't like it tossed into their salad

Source: Eva's Lebanese Cooking

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