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A Lebanese crouton salad on a kitchen countertop with a few bits of chopped parsley beside it

Fattoush Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


Easy Fattoush Salad – made with juicy tomatoes, radish, cucumber, homemade pita croutons and fresh herbs all tossed in a light vinaigrette for the perfect refreshing bite. 



For the Sumac Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt to taste

For the Pita Croutons

  • 2 double-ply pita bread, cut into triangles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt

For the Salad

  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 green onion stalked, sliced
  • 2 large on-the-vine tomato, diced
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 small head of romaine, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped


Make the Dressing

  1. To a small bowl add lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, sumac and honey. Whisk together.
  2. Slowly pour in olive oil, whisking the entire time until emulsified. 
  3. Salt to taste. Set aside.

Make the Croutons

  1. Heat olive oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once hot, but not smoking, add prepared pita bread triangles. 
  2. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until the pita bread is nice and toasty brown. 
  3. Remove from pan and season with salt.

Assemble the Salad

  1. To a large bowl, add romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green onion, radish, green pepper, mint and parsley.
  2. Pour dressing over top and toss everything to coat with dressing.
  3. Add fried pita chips to the salad right before serving. Toss everything together and serve.


  • Makes 6-8 servings.
  • To Store: Toss one serving at a time if leftovers are likely. Refrigerate salad and dressing in separate airtight containers for up to 3 days. Keep cooled pita croutons in an airtight container at room temperature and toss salad just before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 17 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: lebanese salad, crouton salad, cucumber onion salad