Spices for healthy living

Fattoush Salad with Sumac Dressing

YIELD: 4 servings       PREP TIME: 10 minutes

 Fattoush Salad with Sumac Dressing


  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Maldon Smoked Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons sumac spice
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Spanish Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (use first cold press olive oil if possible)
  • 4 servings pita chips
  • 2 cucumbers sliced into cross sections
  • 4 radishes sliced into cross sections
  • 1 ½ cup sweet grape tomatoes cut into 2 halves
  • 4 scallions cut into about 1/3 inch lengths
  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped into about 1 ½ inch size pieces
  • 1 cup mint, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped (optional)




Put crushed garlic clove, smoked sea salt, sumac, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and 4 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Briskly whisk all ingredients together. Set dressing aside to allow flavors to infuse.  



Mix the cucumbers, radishes, grape tomatoes, scallions, and romaine lettuce in a big salad bowl. Add chopped mint and/or parsley if desired.

Just before serving, add pita chips to the salad mix. Drizzle sumac dressing over the salad, mix all ingredients together, and serve.


Featured Spices:

Sumac                    Paprika                 Maldon Smoked Sea Salt       




The salad dressing can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a few days. Add the pita chips and salad dressing immediately before serving or the pita chips will become soggy.