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Fattoush Salad with Pan-Fried Chickpeas
and creamy tahini dressing

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

With the balance of creamy dressing, warm chickpeas, and crunch from pita chips crumbled over top right at the end, fattoush salads are a favorite among our community members. This is similar to several versions we've featured in the past, but includes the addition of avocados for another creamy, flavorful element.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Creamy Tahini Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Lemons - 1, juice
  • Tahini (sub plain yogurt) - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
Fattoush with Pan-Fried Chickpeas:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 2 tsp
  • Salad greens, any type - 8 oz
  • Pita chips - 2 cups, crumbled
  • Cheese, feta - 4 oz, crumbled

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Prep

  1. Make tahini dressing - Chop garlic. Whisk together lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil, and honey. Add some water a bit at a time until smooth and pourable. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  4. Avocados - Slice avocados

Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add beans and za’atar. Cook until beans are hot and begin to pop, ~5 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. To assemble salads, top greens with beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados. Crumble chips and feta over top. Toss with tahini dressing and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (33)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (14)

32 reviews

Added parsley, kalamata olives and shallots. Didn’t have yogurt or tahini so subed in sour cream. My lemons were very juicy so didn’t use water. Didn’t use the pita chips. Used romaine lettuce instead of a mix for crunch.

By: Jason
Posted: Mar 08, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Just an amazing, classic vegetarian alternative. So good!!

By: Kate
Posted: Mar 07, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This is a great salad and a hit. I made it the next week for my vegan mother and she loved it!

By: Catherine
Posted: Mar 02, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I love fattoush salad! Never knew about it before CookSmarts, but I'm always excited to see it in a menu. The dressing was delicious and all the ingredients went so well together.

By: Michelle
Posted: Feb 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Favorited! Husband said who knew a bunch of vegetables could taste so good, there must at least be cheese in here? Nope! Used green beans instead of salad greens and baked cut up naan for croutons instead of feta. Had to keep the tomatoes separate for our tomato hater. The dressing was amazing! Left out the fresh garlic because it’s too overpowering for us, sprinkled some granulated garlic in it and used coconut yogurt instead of tahini.

By: Shawn
Posted: Feb 16, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Added ground chicken for protein, and doubled the spices and dressing to compensate. Delicious!

By: Kate
Posted: Feb 13, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful