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Fattoush salad in a bowl


This heart-friendly salad is packed with fresh vegetables, tossed in a zesty, lemon dressing and topped with crispy bread. All the veggies that make up this mouth-watering salad contain many nutrients, especially fibre which helps lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Fattoush is light and fresh, and is a popular choice to have throughout the month of Ramadan. Having the exact same salad everyday for a month might seem a little bit excessive but, for many of us, iftar is not complete without it.


Serves: 4

To prep: 15 minutes

Number of ingredients: 19

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy: 900.5kJ

  • Protein: 5.9g

  • Total fat: 10.1g

  • - saturated fat: 20g

  • Fibre: 9.1g

  • Sodium: 226.8mg


  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil  
  • 1 wholemeal Lebanese bread, cut into small pieces  
  • 1 head of lettuce roughly chopped (~10 leaves)  
  • 2 ripe tomatoes diced  
  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers quartered  
  • 1 large bell pepper chopped  
  • 4 radishes diced  
  • 2 green onions chopped finely  
  • 1 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds 


  • Pinch of salt 
  • Pinch of cracked pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sumac
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh mint or dried
  • 1 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses
  • 2 garlic cloves optional
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil  


  1. In a pan on high heat Put1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a pan on high heat and add Lebanese bread. Keeping turning until bread is crispy and golden in colour. You can also toss the bread in the olive oil and place on a baking dish in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes on 160 degrees. Set aside.  
  2. In a large bowl add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, onion, parsley, pomegranate seeds and toss to combine. 
  3. In a smaller bowl add the salad dressing ingredients and whisk together until well blended.  
  4. Add bread and dressing. 
  5. Serve immediately.