Authentic Lebanese Fattoush

Authentic Lebanese Fattoush

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"Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, good for hot weather. This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and used in Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cooking. Purslane is succulent with a lemony flavor, and makes a nice salad green. I find them at farmer's markets."


20 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the water and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove from heat, and mix in lemon juice, garlic, sumac, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, parsley, mint, bell pepper, purslane, and arugula. Toss with the dressing, and serve with pita.
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  1. 28 Ratings


i am lebanese, and this is my favorite salad. But just to note: the ingredients used in this recipe are right but the problem remains with the sauce that you are using. the real sauce requires: ...

I love Fattoush, I grew up with it as a kid. One suggestion I have is to toast the pita bread in an oven/toaster oven until crispy, break it into bite size pieces and mix it into the salad. It...

thought the recipe was pretty good i make fattoush all the time the only difference is i dont use constarch in the dressing and i add red onion and raddishes for more flavor!!

This salad is a staple for the Lebanese, right under tabouleh. However, the mountain people never make a dressing with cornstarch or heating. So, according to my mother-in-law (a little of thi...

I continue to be amazed by how great the recipes are on this site. This salad is so good. I fried the pita bread and put it in the salad (so much better this way). The idea came from a restu...

wow - this is exactly like the fattoush at my favorite lebanese restaurant in detroit. now living in new mexico, i had bit of a time tracking down the sumac. i made it without and then the nex...

This is a very good, healthy recipe. I made it twice. The first time exactly as directed (except I used all Romaine and no purslane or arugula.) The second time, I made the dressing with 2 T...

Fattoush does not require: cornstarch, arugula, parsley. I love fattoush, it's one of the most zesty, delicious and easy to make salads!

I am finding that I just LOVE Lebanese, Armenian, and Greek recipes - this one sounds wonderful. I intend to try it tomorrow - just hope I can find the sumac and the purslane (sp?) here in Mass...