Fattoush Salad


Total Time:

20 minutes



Fattoush Salad is hands down one of my top 10 favorite things to say. And it’s quite possibly the best salad on the face of the earth.

Fattoush Salad // What's Gaby Cooking

Lately I’ve been having a love affair with Lebanese food. There are countless dips and nibbles that have been gracing my kitchen, but my current favorite is the Fattoush Salad. Made with tons of farmers market lettuce, vegetables, herbs and toasted pita, it’s along the same lines as a greek salad, but different. It’s dressed with the most fantastic sumac vinaigrette that is so addictive it will most likely have you licking your bowl clean. I’m pulling this one out of the What’s Gaby Cooking archives and giving it a little extra oomph!

Not to mention that after the decadent weekend we just had, a fattoush is exactly what the doctor order! It totally negates all those mid-day s’mores, countless baby back ribs, and cheese boards I consumed, right?

P.S. Sumac and Pomegranate Molasses are both available at most any Whole Foods – but here are some links to Amazon if you want to order them!

Fattoush Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


For the Salad

  • 1 pita pocket ripped into pieces
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac
  • 2 heads baby lettuce or butter lettuce
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 Persian cucumbers sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

For the Sumac Dressing

  • 4 teaspoons ground sumac soaked in 4 teaspoons warm water for 15 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toss the ripped pita with the olive oil and sumac and scatter in an even layer on a small baking sheet. Place into the oven and toast for 10-15 minutes until the pita is crisp. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large bowl toss together the lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, cucumber, mint, and parsley.
  • In another smaller bowl, water with soaked sumac, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Whisk to combine and season with salt as needed.
  • Combine the dressing with the salad and gently combine until lightly dressed. Sprinkle the top of the salad with the toasted pita and serve immediately.

Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz

Food Styling Credit: Adam Pearson

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  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    As a Middle Eastern gal I can’t thank you enough for not putting anything ridiculous in this gorgeous fattoush salad. 🙂 I’ve seen some crazy variations. 😉

  2. Monika

    This sounds wonderful. I will now track down some pomegranate molasses today!!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    haha i love saying FATTOUSH too! 😉 totally reminds me of our dinner when you visited DC!! love this and so healthy/perfect for the weekend!

  4. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Not sure I have ever had this salad before ~ now I must!!

  5. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Mmmm I’m a huge fattoush fan! But first I need to find me a pita man! 😉

  6. Heather Christo

    I am obsessed with the Fattoush at this restaurant in Seattle and have been dying to make on eat home- gorgeous!!

  7. Aida Mollenkamp

    You know how much I love Fattoush!!! I’ll join you for this anytime!

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  12. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    love a good fattoush salad. definitely will be recreating this… thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  13. Monika

    Can’t wait to make this. It sounds wonderful. Can’t believe I have never had this before!

  14. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    There’s so much to love here. The recipe. The name of the dish (I keep saying Fat Tush). The photos and styling. It’s perfection.

  15. Francesca @ Love.Bake.Read

    Need this for an upcoming “Salad Sunday” – Love a good salad! Healthy and clean.

  16. Frank Mosher

    Pathetic posting when two of the spices/ingredients are not readily available anywhere in the Western World, i.e. “Sumac”, “Pomegranate molasses”?

    • Gaby

      Hi Frank. So sorry that you think this post is pathetic. Both Sumac and Pomegranate Molasses are readily available on amazon. I’ve updated the post to include links so it makes it easier.

      Have a great day

    • Barbara

      Frank, you can buy these ingredients at Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, some regular grocery stores and online. Don’t be hateful.

  17. Helen Kennedy

    Just made this a second time in a week! Yummy! No problems finding sumac and pomegranate molasses, my local supermarket has both!

  18. Lori

    I am not familiar with sumac and pomegranate molasses, but it looks very tasty. Next time I go to the grocery store, I’ll check to see if they carry them.

  19. Kim Beaulieu

    This is absolutely fabulous. I can’t wait to try this.

  20. Kathy Delgado

    Absolutely fabulous. I want to live in this salad. I want to live in this salad and pour the dressing on my skin. Enjoyed it by your hands this past weekend and hope I do it justice as I recreate it today. CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY MIND!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  21. Geraldine Abi-Nader

    I learned to make this salad from my mother in law in Lebanon over 50 yrs ago. We never used the pomegranate molasses. The sumac is important though. Middle Eastern stores sell it. It was one of the best salads i ever tasted back then, and my family loves it here in the US.

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  27. Catherine

    This looks amazing! What can I sub the pomegranate molasses with?? Honey?