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Lee Harrelson

Fattoush (fah-TOOSH) is the Middle Eastern version of bread salad, made with torn bits of pita and lots of late-summer vegetables. This version is a main dish, thanks to the addition of chicken and kidney beans.

4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)


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1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled cucumber
1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 (6-inch) pitas, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Combine lettuce and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently. Drizzle juice mixture over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Created date

August 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 400
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 13.4 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 7.1 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 30.3 g
Carbohydrate 40.9 g
Fiber 9.4 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 566 mg
Calcium 163 mg