Arabic Fattoush Salad Recipe – Lebanese Special

This fattoush recipe is a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing. Fattoush is one of the most well-known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the mezza (small dishes) table. If you’ve never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.

  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time30 min

Arabic Fattoush Salad Recipe Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 small (4 inch) pita breads, torn into pieces
  • 1 large English cucumber, finely diced
  • 3 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • ¾ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, or more to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ounce sheep’s milk feta cheese

How to Make Arabic Fattoush Salad Recipe:


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry pita pieces in hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Blot dry with paper towels and set aside.


Combine cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, mint, red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, garlic, kosher salt, and ground black pepper in a large serving bowl. Gently toss salad with fried pita pieces. Grate feta cheese on top using a small cheese grater to serve.