Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
24 Mins
Total Time
24 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 rounded cup)

The ubiquitous Israeli bread salad makes a fine gathering place for black-eyed peas and sweet Georgia onions. Whisk the salad dressing together in a bowl, or do as I do--shake all the ingredients together in (what else?) a mason jar.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Step 3

To prepare salad, arrange torn pita in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 7 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes. Cool completely. Reserve 1/2 cup toasted pita.

Step 4

Combine tomato and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining toasted pita and dressing to bowl; toss well to coat. Top evenly with reserved 1/2 cup toasted pita. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

ksnaves's Review

August 06, 2013
This is really good! I've been asked for this recipe and made it several times. I've found that it can be made with or without a lot of the different veggies. As long as you have beans of some sort and tomatoes the dressing will make it complete. I've never included the "ground sumac" because this isn't something I have in the pantry. Really nice!

speck40's Review

June 17, 2013
This is the perfect summer salad. All the flavors work really well together. I have already made it several times to rave reviews. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

SheRa730's Review

May 28, 2013
This was a simple and fantastic dinner! The textures are wonderful, and the flavors are really bold (as in, you're gonna need a breath mint afterward, but it is OH so worth it!). We absolutely loved this, and I'll definitely make it again. It could even be done without heating up the kitchen in the summer if you buy pre-made pita chips.