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Fattoush (Lebanese Bread Salad)

Recipe adapted from Dan Wright, Abigail Street, Cincinnati, OH

Yield: 4 servings

Cook Time: 7 minutes


2 pita rounds, sliced in half crosswise and separated to make 8 single-layer pita halves

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons za'atar spice

1 English cucumber, chopped into ½-inch pieces

2 yellow bell peppers, chopped into ½-inch pieces

3 medium tomatoes, chopped into ½-inch pieces

2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced

3 medium lemons, juiced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the pita slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with ¼ cup olive oil. Sprinkle with the za'atar and bake until golden-brown, about 7 minutes. Set aside to cool, then crumble into small pieces.

2. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and onions. Add the lemon juice and the remaining ¼ cup olive oil. Add the crumbled pita and season with salt and pepper. Mix just to combine and serve immediately. Calories per serving: 397; Sodium: 467 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 35 g; Fiber: 5 g; Fat: 28 g

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