Recipe By Blady
Published Jul 10th
Prep 30m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 481.9

Great light salad of an Eastern-Mediterranean flavor, with crunchy pita chips. Big favorite! I learned it from some Lebanese friends. After I tasted it, I needed to keep it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 pita rounds, torn into pieces
  • oil for frying
  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 15 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place pita pieces into the skillet without crowding. Fry in batches until browned; then remove to paper towels.
  2. 2 Place romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, green onions, mint leaves, parsley, and cilantro into a large bowl.
  3. 3 Pour lemon juice and white wine vinegar into a small bowl. Season with salt, lemon pepper, onion flakes, celery salt, and garlic powder. Stir in olive oil.
  4. 4 Gently toss salad with fried pita pieces and dressing. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 481.9
  • Carbohydrate 35.4 g
  • Fat 36.5 g
  • Fiber 3.8 g
  • Protein 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.8 g
  • Sodium 393.9 mg
  • Sugar 5.4 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. I really enjoyed this salad but my husband and kids found the dressing too lemon-y to really enjoy it.
  2. This salad was exceptional! I made last night for a light dinner and was blown away by the results. My Dad who is a very picky eater and not very "experimental" when it comes to cuisine absolutely loved it. The dressing was light flavorful and balanced. Surprisingly the mint did not overpower the salad and - Read more ...
  3. Great salad! Very fresh crisp and taste bud worthy. Mint parsley and cilantro added so much zip to this salad - then add the dressing that is packed with flavor. It is a great Mediterranean salad. The dressing alone is worth making this salad. Thanks Dfoods for sharing.
  4. I was looking for a simple Mediterranean dressing similar to what I have had at Persian & other restaurants. This is exactly what I was looking for! I made minor tweaks based on my own preferences and added Sumac as one reviewer suggested. Thanks!
  5. Nice. Added more spices though.
  6. In the past my family included salads to our meat dishes because we knew the importance of vegetables but fattoush is one of few salads we actually crave. In fact I make a larger batch (separating the pita chips so that they don't become soggy) to use for lunch the next day. Regarding those pita - Read more ...
  7. Love it! For the dressing I added Sumac (a healthy palm full) 2 cloves of chopped fresh garlic 1/4 cup more lemon juice and coarse sea salt.
  8. Love love love it! I made a few changes though. Bought garlic flavored baked pita chips (because it's easier) added feta omitted mint (didn't have any) used red wine vinegar in place of the white wine vinegar (I had red not white) and used pepper and lemon zest in place of the lemon pepper (didn't - Read more ...
  9. This salad is packed with flavor. I literally wanted to eat it all day. Thanks.
  10. We enjoyed this. The pita 'croutons' were a great idea! I omitted the parsley because I don't like it and once I started eating I went back and added more mint. The only thing I will change in the future is to use red onion instead of green - I like to really taste onion - Read more ...

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