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Fattoush Salad with Pan-Fried Chickpeas
and creamy tahini dressing

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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 version that was last featured in 2020 includes avocados for another creamy, flavorful element.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
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

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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 (23)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (9)

9 reviews

Very enjoyable meal and I will be making it again.

By: Teresa
Posted: Oct 04, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used yogurt in the dressing instead of tahini. It was just ok. Next time I'd stick to the tahini. Left off the feta since this was already a pretty high fat meal.

By: Julie
Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The creamy tahini dressing is what makes this salad really taste middle eastern.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Sep 12, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Excellent and easy! It took a little longer than instructed to get the chickpeas crispy but it was worth the extra time.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The fried chickpeas didn't work that great. and the dressing was watery. Despite these setbacks it is the sort of dish we enjoy and may try again with warmed canned chick peas and less water in the dressing.

By: Nancy
Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the dressing!

By: Megan
Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful