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authentic fattoush salad in a ceramic bowl with a fork and linen and extra pita chips on the side.

Authentic Fattoush Salad

This authentic fattoush salad recipe is what summer is all about! A combination of summer's best produce is tossed with a zesty dressing and crunchy pita chips for the ultimate bread salad.
5 from 6 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: authentic fattoush salad, best fattoush salad, easy fattoush, lebanese fattoush
Servings: 6 people
Calories per serving: 245
PREP TIME 15 mins
COOK TIME 10 mins
TOTAL TIME 25 mins



  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup purslane leaves, stems removed
  • 3 persian cucumbers, sliced into half moons
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 4 radishes, sliced into half moons
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, diced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (both white and green parts)
  • 1 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped


Pita Chips

  • 2 loaves thin pita bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush both sides of the pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Cut them into one inch squares and spread on a baking sheet. Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crunchy. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, chop all the vegetables and herbs and place them in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, garlic, sumac, dried mint, and salt. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • A few minutes before serving, toss the salad with the dressing until fully coated. Taste it and adjust the salt as needed.
  • At the last minute, toss the pita chips into the salad and serve. Alternatively, leave the pita chips on the side and let each person add it to their salad plate to prevent soggy pita chips.


Make Ahead Tip: You can prepare the different components of fattoush salad several days in advance, and toss everything together just before serving. 
Sourcing: All the ingredients can easily be found at your local Middle Eastern market and maybe even in the ethnic aisles at regular grocery stores. Otherwise you can order them online through the links in the recipe card.
Storage: Fattoush salad is best enjoyed immediately because the vegetables and pita chips get soggy after a while. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and consume the next day.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 11661IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and may vary.

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