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Fattoush

Fattoush
Lee Harrelson
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

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