Middle Eastern Salad

Middle Eastern Salad
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Similar to Italian panzanella, this salad, called fattoush, has crunchy pita chips mixed right in.
30 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

Pita Chips

3 (8-inch round)
pita breads
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Garlic & Herb Butter Spread, melted

Dressing

1/2 cup
lemon juice
1 teaspoon
ground sumac
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1/3 cup
olive oil

Salad

3 cups
shredded romaine
1 1/2 cups
halved grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups
chopped English cucumber
1/2 cup
chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup
chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup
chopped green onions
 
Ground sumac, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut each pita into 8 wedges; split each piece in half. Place pita wedges into bowl. Add butter spread; toss to coat. Place pita wedges in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Cool.
  3. Combine lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground sumac, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper in bowl; mix well. Add olive oil slowly while whisking to combine. (Dressing may separate. Stir to combine before adding to salad.)
  4. Place all salad ingredients into bowl. Add cooled pita chips and enough dressing to generously coat; let stand at least 10 minutes. Refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.
  5. Sprinkle salad with additional ground sumac before serving, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Ground sumac is a traditional Middle Eastern spice with a fruit-tart flavor and a deep red color. It is delicious sprinkled over any food that would typically be served with a squeeze of lemon. Try it sprinkled on hummus for a new flavor twist. Check the ethnic section of your grocery store, specialty spice shops or online to find this spice.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
260
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
23g
Protein
5g
Fat
17g
Sodium
360mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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