Grilled Fattoush Salad

Best Grilled Fattoush Salad Recipe #healthy #summerGrilled Fattoush Salad, a bright and zesty mediterranean dish that is both hearty and healthy!

Grilled Fattoush Salad Recipe #healthy #summer
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As I looked out over my container garden this week, a sense of joy filled my heart. I’m no master gardener, mind you, but I can handle a deck-full of herb pots.

I believe a little faith is required for gardening.

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Faith after all, is just a deep hope in things unseen. In gardening, one sprinkles tiny seed kernels over the freshly stirred soil. Waters. Then hopes beyond all hope that tomatoes, dill, and basil will emerge.

Yes, there is evidence from previous years that this will be the outcome, but you still have no tangible proof in the moment of planting. You just believe.

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Right now, all sorts of summer plans are underway. Picnics, jaunts to the lake, beach trips with relatives, events that require a bathing suit.

This the moment (be it ever so late) I decide we need to incorporate more “dinner salads” into our weekly menu!

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A salad is definitely a matter of faith. We hope. We believe, that if enough salad is substituted for starchy side dishes, bathing suit shopping, and the whole summer, will be a better experience.

We act on our faith (or at least I do) and select large salads for our family’s weekly menu. This takes a little adjustment at first, but with enough variation and a little flair, everyone comes around!

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Besides faith, variety is the key to sticking with any sort of healthy eating plan.

Salads must be diverse and flavorful, if I don’t want my family to slump into the kitchen, with begrudging sighs at meal time.

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I have spent a substantial amount of time finding and creating salads that I think will draw some interest. Grilled Fattoush Salad is a Lebanese dish I stumbled across several years ago.

Grilled Fattoush Salad is a chunky, chop salad mixed with feta cheese and pieces of toasted pita, then tossed with a simple lemon vinaigrette.

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Although traditional fattoush is not grilled, I’ve taken to grilling some of the veggies before tossing them in with the salad because it enhances their flavor and appearance. Peppers, for instance, are much sweeter and vibrant looking with a little char.

Grilled Fattoush Salad is great on it’s own, but as long as the grill’s hot, I usually throw on some fish or chicken to go along with the fattoush.

Chunky Grilled Fattoush Salad Recipe #healthy #summer
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Fattoush Salad

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Hearty Healthy Grilled Fattoush Salad with massive flavor and textural appeal! This mediterranean salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and pita pieces.
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Fattoush Salad
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1092mg 46%
Potassium 989mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 37.9%
Vitamin C 137.4%
Calcium 28.4%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 4 zucchini
  • 2 bell peppers, red and/or yellow
  • 3 pita bread pockets
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber, peeled and chopped into ¾ inch cubes
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup pitted or halved kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 juicy lemon, squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to high. Half the zucchinis, length-wise. Cut the peppers into large pieces and remove seeds. Separate the layers of the pitas to make 6 pita circles.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the zucchini, peppers, and pitas. Then salt and pepper to taste. Roll them around, to make sure they have a good coating of oil. Grill the veggies for about 2-3 minutes per side, until nice grill marks have formed and the veggies are slightly tender. Then grill the pitas, for 30-60 seconds per side, until toasty.
  3. In a large serving bowl, add all the other veggies, olives, and herbs. Once the grilled vegetables have cooled, chop them into 3/4 inch cubes and add them to the serving bowl.
  4. Break the pitas into bite-size pieces and add to the mix. Toss the salad and sprinkle the feta over the top.
  5. Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil and the juice of one lemon in a small bowl. Season with cumin, then salt and pepper to taste. Whisk well. Drizzle over the salad and serve.

 

 

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26 comments on “Grilled Fattoush Salad

  1. Kelleyposted July 16, 2017 at 11:20 am Reply

    Yummy . . This salad looks amazing. 

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  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted July 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Love this summer salad!

  5. Heather Christoposted July 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm Reply

    yum!!! looks great!

  6. sue | theviewfromgreatislandposted July 15, 2016 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I want to have this for breakfast tomorrow, it looks amazing…

  7. Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Grilled veggies are so good and I know take this salad to a whole other level of amazingness. Yum!

  8. Mariaposted July 15, 2016 at 10:23 am Reply

    So many great flavors!

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  12. Kristenposted May 9, 2010 at 2:44 am Reply

    Just beautiful! I also love the fiesta ware. :-)

  13. Chanel11posted April 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Fattoush is one of my favourite salads – yours looks great

  14. Kellyposted April 19, 2010 at 12:49 am Reply

    I just made this last night for a neighborhood party–it looked so good when I saw it yesterday that I revamped what I had planned on making for the party. Boy, am I glad I did. It was excellent, and I even added some grilled eggplant to it. Thanks for your awesome recipe Sommer!

  15. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted April 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm Reply

    Lo-

    I usually by Greek feta because that's what I can find that is the freshest. We have a large Greek population here, and sometimes I can get locally-made feta at the farmer's market! Use whatever variety you like best! Thanks for the question.

  16. Loposted April 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Have been reading your blog for a while… but this fattoush salad was enough to bring me out of lurkdom! It's one of the best I've seen. Will be keeping it in mind for when tomatoes are back in season here in Wisconsin — which is when salad REALLY rules.

  17. Devakiposted April 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Let me begin by saying I LOVE fatoush but by grilling the veggies you have certainly taken it up a notch!

    The colors and flavors in your fatoush are stunning!!!

    Fantastic :)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  18. Loposted April 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Oh — and I wanted to ask. What type of feta do you usually like to use for your salad? French, Greek, Domestic? Brined?

  19. lauraposted April 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm Reply

    This looks delicious, Sommer! I am always looking for new salad ideas, and I love mint and feta together.

  20. NANA Scrivposted April 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm Reply

    I love salads, could eat them twice daily — have to convince the man of the house to do the same…..I think this one will work for the Pops.

  21. Kelposted April 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm Reply

    This looks so good! Bookmarked for some night this week!

  22. motherrimmyposted April 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm Reply

    I'm always looking for a salad ideas. I love the ingredients you've combined here. Colorful and delicious!

  23. [eatingclub] vancouver || jsposted April 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm Reply

    The fattoush looks fabulous!

  24. Chef Dennisposted April 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm Reply

    this looks wonderful…..what a great way to serve veggies!!

  25. Joanne Choiposted April 17, 2010 at 7:58 am Reply

    The fattoush looks amazing…one of my favorites to eat!

  26. Cherineposted April 17, 2010 at 6:50 am Reply

    your fattoush salad looks awesome!!