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Fattoush Salad

Serves Four


Scrumptious Tips

Fattoush salad consists of Mediterranean seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and mint. The dressing contains lemon juice, olive oil and sumac, a tangy and peppery spice that can be found in stores or online at




2 large pieces whole-wheat pita bread, cut into wedges

1 tbsp olive oil

3 heads (one package) organic romaine lettuce, chopped

1 bag shredded cabbage

1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

2 scallions, chopped

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise

1 hot house cucumber, peeled and chopped




2 lemons, juiced

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/3 cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp local honey

1/2 tsp sumac powder

2 tbsps fresh mint, stems removed

A dash of sea salt and black pepper




1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheet with nonstick foil.

2. Cut pita into eight wedges, arrange in single layer on baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and bakefor 12 minutes (turning every four minutes).

3. Assemble salad together, topping with pita crisps.




Pulse in blender or food processor until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Cooking Creations by Ali
Cooking Creations by Ali
Credit: Spices in my DNA
Credit: Spices in my DNA

Ali Kaplon, a certified personal chef, wrote Seasonal Farmers Market Favorites to inspire others to explore their towns' local markets to find fresh, seasonal produce and other artisanal foods to incorporate into well-balanced diets.

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