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Mama’s Fattoush- A refreshing Lebanese Salad recipe

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My Mama makes the most refreshing salads in the whole wide world…erm so this is a tad bit of an exaggeration, but her salads are honestly yum! So the other day when we had guests coming over, I asked her for suggestions on what I could whip up on the salad front.

She asked if I had lemons…check

lettuce…check

greens…check (I actually had a pretty neat assortment of greens that morning!)

olives…check

olive oil…check

cucumbers…nope

feta cheese…check

pita chips…check

The perfect ingredients for a delicious Lebanese salad…

Fattoush

Fattoush- a Lebanese salad recipe- MommySnippets.com

Wikipedia describes Fattoush as a salad predominantly remembered for the toasted pita bread pieces. Traditional Fattoush includes tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and a leaf vegetable called purslane.

Now this recipe does not include all the traditional ingredients, so this is my Mama’s version.

And it’s one worthy of recommendation!

 

5 from 3 votes
Mama's Fattoush- A refreshing Lebanese Salad recipe
Tip: Add the dressing just before you serve the salad so that the leaves don't go limp. And add the feta crumbles and pita chips right after this. If you do this, the salad will have that crunch and freshness that makes this a winner!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Lebanese/Levantine
Author: Marina's Mama
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of greens. I used a mix of Kale, Spinach, Chard, Arugula and Mizuna
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 1 cup organic feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup pita chips/ toasted pita bread bits Don't crumble or powder this!
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Instructions
  1. In your salad bowl, tear up your lettuce leaves and greens into medium sized shreds. (The shreds shouldn't be too small nor too large. Approximately 1' shreds are more convenient to eat!)
  2. Add in your chopped olives and toss.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil and lemon juice. (You can choose to generously coat your greens with the dressing or just lightly coat the leaves)
  4. Only add the dressing, just before you take the salad onto the table.
  5. Add to this mix, the feta cheese crumbles and pita chip/ toasted pita bread bits.
  6. Toss lightly and serve immediately.

.This tastes delicious with barbecued chicken and tortillas!

* Remember the ingredient measurements are not fixed. You can reduce/add based on what your family’s taste-buds enjoy. This recipe has been put together based on what my family enjoyed *

This is one salad your guests will keep going back to the table for more!

Have you tasted a salad that just makes your heart sing? Tell me about it.

 

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20 Comments

  1. That looks really good, Marina! I’ve never heard of that kind of salad!
    I love salads with nuts and fruit and vinaigrette dressings!!

  2. I wish I liked salad more. I keep thinking I am going to finally find an amazing salad that I am going to fall in love with 🙂 Your salad looks yummy!

  3. I made a spinach salad the other day with cranberries, bacon, and homemade dressing. It was so delicious! I think I might add almonds next time I make it.

  4. I have never heard of Fattoush , or tried any Lebanese recipes, but this sounds delightful.

  5. This would make a great lunch! I have never seen packages of power greens at my local stores.

  6. I absolutely love a salad that has spinach, nuts and dried fruit with a blue cheese dressing…delish! I can’t go wrong with that combination.

  7. I’ve never heard of fattoush before but it sounds good. I generally have a salad with lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, croutons, cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts. Yum!

  8. Yum! Feta is one of my favorite cheeses. I also love salads with bacon. I think bacon can make just about anything taste good 🙂

  9. Looks like a simple recipe. I could probably handle it. I absolutely love salad, and am happy to find a new recipe.

    1. Oh no Isra. We’re Indian but she has friends who know how to whip up a mean Lebanese feast 😉

  10. We had a Mediterranean restaurant in town that recently closed. This is very similar to their house salad, and it’s going into my repertoire!

  11. Great Salad, I love the flavors! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  12. There’s nothing like a good homemade salad – thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty.

  13. Your Fattoush Salad looks amazing and so very healthy! I am so glad to see this recipe and hope to give it a try very soon. Thank you for linking up to Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and hope you will come back soon. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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