Fattoush Salad with Pan-Fried Chickpeas
and creamy tahini dressing
With the balance of creamy dressing, warm chickpeas, and crunch from 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.
Smarts: Although pita chips are classic in fattoush, we find that tortilla chips achieve the same crunchy result and are much easier to find in a gluten-free version. Feel free to use any gluten-free chips you like.
- Garlic - 1 clove
- Lemons - 1 , juice
- Tahini (sub plain yogurt) - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Oil, olive - 1/4 cup
- Honey - 1 1/2 tsp
- Water - 1/4 cup
- Cucumbers - 8 oz , chopped
- Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup , halved
- Beans, garbanzo (15 oz / 397 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, gluten-free - 2 cups , crumbled (sub any gluten-free chips)
- Cheese, feta - 4 oz , crumbled
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)
Beans - Drain and rinse.
Avocados - Slice avocados
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.
To assemble salads, top greens with beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados. Crumble chips and feta over top. Toss with tahini dressing and enjoy!