Middle Eastern Lebanese Fattoush Bread Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Olha7397

Fattoush is a rustic country salad of Syria and Lebanon which is on the standard menu of Lebanese restaurants. Arugula (Eruca vesicaria), also known as rocket, garden rocket, rocket salad, rugola, rucola , roquette and rughetta Rocket (Roquette) A strong, peppery leaf with jagged-edged indented leaves and a pleasant bite. Because of its strong flavour, a little goes a long way.

Top Review by Katanashrp

Delish! I also skipped the bread but I really like the combination of veggies and herbs. I adore the dressing itself. I'm going to make some extra to keep in the fridge and use on other salads as well. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut open the breads and toast them under the broiler until they are crisp turning them over once. Break them into small pieces in your hands.
  2. Put all the vegetables in a large bowl with the onions, rocket and purslane leaves or lamb’s lettuce, flat leaf parsley, and mint.
  3. For the dressing, mix the olive oil with the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and sumac.
  4. Just before serving, add the toasted bread and toss well with the dressing. Serves 6-8.
  5. Variation: for the old style version, put the broken pieces of toast in a bowl. Moisten and soften with a little cold water or lemon juice before adding them to the salad.
  6. The New Book of Middle Eastern Food.

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