Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken

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Fattoush is a popular salad in Lebanon made with mixed greens, a lemony vinaigrette and pita bread pieces. Toasting the pita adds crunch and a sprinkle of ground sumac—which grows wild all over Lebanon—adds depth. Let the salad sit for a bit to let the pita soak up the lemony dressing.

 Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

  • Salad

  • 2 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, split

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground sumac (see Note), divided

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 2 small salad cucumbers, or 1 large cucumber, seeded and diced (peeled if desired)

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh mint

  • Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
  1. 6 servings

  2. To prepare salad: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place pita halves rough-side up on a large baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sumac. Bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. When cool, break into bite-size pieces.

  3. Whisk lemon juice, salt, pepper and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon sumac in a large bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mint and the pita pieces; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  4. To prepare chicken: Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. Rub the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Alternatively, broil chicken 4 to 6 inches from the heat source for about 6 minutes per side.) Slice the chicken thinly and serve on top of the salad.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
295
Carbohydrates
21g
Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
7g
Protein
27g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
5g
Potassium
693mg
Sodium
473mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 starch
1 vegetable
1 fat
3 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (120% daily value)
Vitamin C (60% dv)
Folate (38% dv)
Iron &amp
Potassium (20% dv).

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