Fatoosh Salad
Posted April 5, 2010 by
Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 5 min Ready Time 20 min Servings: 6 cups


  • 2 large Pita Breads
  • 2 heads Romaine or Butter Lettuce
  • 8 whole Radishes sliced
  • 8 whole Scallions sliced
  • 3 medium Vine tomatoes chopped
  • 1/3 cup Flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/3 can Fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Sumac


  • Heat oven to 400. Slice the pita bread into 8 triangles. Toss slices in a bit of ¬†olive oil and place on a sheet tray. Toast the breads lightly in the oven until they are golden and crisp. Set aside to cool.
  • Chop all the vegetables according to the above specifications and place in a large salad bowl.
  • Crush the garlic and chop it coarsely. In a separate small bowl mash the garlic with the salt using a mortar and pestle, or the back of a spoon. Stir in the lemon juice and oil, beating with a fork to mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad.
  • Grind the black pepper over the top of the salad. ¬†Add pitas.
  • Mix thoroughly. Top with the sumac.