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.
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
How to Make It
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.