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Fattoush Zaatar Salad with Pita Bread or Chickpeas (a gluten free option)

serves about 8 - 10

salad:

2 romaine hearts lettuce cut into bite size

2 medium cucumber or 1 hot house cucumber chopped coarse  about 1/4 inch thick

3 big tomato chopped coarse about 1/4 inch thick

4 green onion head removed and chopped fine 

1 cup of chopped fresh parsley

1 small red bell pepper 

1 small green bell pepper

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves chopped fine

2 cup pita chips or baked pita bread. for gluten free, use 1/2 cup of roasted chickpeas or gluten free toasted bread.

 

Dressing

2 tablespoons Zaatar

1/2  tablespoon dried mint (1 and 1/2 teaspoon )

1/2 teaspoon paprika or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1/4 teaspoon cumin

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar

4 tablespoon lemon juice or adjust to your taste

salt to taste 

3 cloves of garlic minced.

 

 

 

Fattoush Zaatar Salad Recipe - picture of ingredients

 

1- put the first eight salad ingredients in a bowl 

Fattoush Zaatar Salad Recipe step 1- all the salad ingredients in a big bowl

2- mix all the dressing ingredients well

Fattoush Zaatar Salad dry ingredients - zaatar-dried mint -paprika- cumin

3- add the dressing to the salad mix 

Fatthoush Zaatar Salad - pour the dressing on the salad mix

4- toss the salad gently.

Fattoush Zaatar Salad: zaatar dressing poured on the salad mix

5- when ready to serve, add the pita chips and mix gently.

fattoush salad tossed with crispy pita bread

if you put the pita chips or the baked bread it will get mushy after a while, therefore you need to keep the bread to the last minute before serving. 

for gluten free. add roasted chickpeas instead of pita bread or use gluten free toasted bread. 

gluten free fattoush zaatar salad with roasted chickpeas

I roasted the chickpeas by coating them with oil then Zaatar for just 10 minutes

chickpeas roasted with zaatar with Tyme Foods' Zaatar 8 o.z. pouch

 

 

 


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