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Gluten-Free Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

Gluten-Free Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

The Lebanese kitchen fetches many emperor, and Fattoush salad is one of them. What distinctions Fattoush are 2 main features: it carries many greens and vegetables and having rich flavor that the pomegranate molasses and/or sumac spice submerge with it. Fattoush is the authorized Lebanese peasant salad, and farmers just add in whatever spring/summer crops they have into the bowl to boost it beauty. Fattoush salad is a Middle Eastern cut up salad that conventionally contains pieces of pita bread instead of toasted bread. One of the special ingredients used in a traditional fattoush salad is sumac a shrub, a spice that has a lemony, tart flavor.

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In the elegant category of fattoush salad, pita bread (which is sometimes even used stale), gives a nice crunch bite, but I have chosen to maintain this salad very low carbs(grumbler), using different crunchy vegetables like chopped cucumber and green onions instead. Plus, the basil and mint in this kind of a fattoush salad boost up a really fresh and interesting taste.


  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • ¼ cup white onions, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 4–5 mint leaves, chopped
  • 4–5 basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ green onions, chopped


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac

Nutrition Facts

One serving of this fattoush salad with the dressing contains roughly the following:

  • Calories: 314
  • Total Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated: 2 g
  • Polyunsaturated: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated: 0 g
  • Trans: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Vitamin A: 44%
  • Vitamin C: 109%
  • Sodium: 309 mg
  • Potassium: 0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 16%

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There are some top health benefits related to these ingredients in this fattoush salad:

  • Romaine: it is loaded with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, folate and manganese, helps in reducing inflammation, promote your heart health, increase your immune system and prevent you from signs of aging like loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Cucumber: Cucumbers help in detoxification and having cancer and disease-fighting antioxidants. Cucumber rich in important essential nutrients like vitamin K, magnesium and potassium, and it’s very low in calories, so it’s an excellent for anyone trying to lose weight.
  • Basil: Basil helps the body to response against stress and fight disease. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. It has ability to naturally prevent cancer.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: it helps to fight against heart disease, dementia, inflammation and depression. Real extra virgin olive oil is produced by cold-pressing, and it doesn’t have any kind of chemicals for refinement.

How to Make Fattoush Salad

Let’s begin this fattoush salad by making your dressing.

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Mix quarter cup extra virgin olive oil, juice of half lemon, half teaspoon of garlic powder, quarter teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of ground sumac. After mixing set your dressing aside while you prepare your vegetables.

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Now you need 4 cups of chopped romaine lettuce for the base of this salad. Then cut up quarter cup of white onions and put it to the bowl.

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Now you have to slice one cucumber and half cup of cherry tomatoes. Then put them into your salad bowl. Then chop 4–5 mint leaves and 4–5 basil leaves and add them into the mix.

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At the end, add quarter cup of chopped green onions, which provides this salad a nice crunch. Enjoy this highly nutritious, healthy, tasty, gluten-free and vegan fattoush salad!

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