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Fattoush Salad

By July 9, 2017Recipes
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Now that it’s summer, it is definitely salad season. This fresh tasting fattoush salad recipe was given to me by an Iraqi friend who says this is the staple salad in her country.

Fattoush salad is a great accompaniment to any meal, but can also be made into a meal itself by adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or any other protein you like. It is compliant for any nutrition level of the Whole Life Challenge and I hope you like it!

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Fattoush Salad

This fresh tasting fattoush salad recipe was given to me by an Iraqi friend who says this is the staple salad in her country.

Category Salad, Side Dish
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Alma Schneider



  • 1 head of lettuce chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 of a small carrot cut into thin rounds
  • 1/2 large green pepper chopped
  • 2 small radishes chopped
  • 2 cups of cilantro only the leaves, chopped finely
  • 2 chopped scallions white and green parts, chopped finely


  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice more to taste
  • 1 tsp salt more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of sumac spice


  1. Set out a large bowl and add in all the ingredients.

  2. Pour on the lemon juice, add the salt and sumac, and toss the salad until all the ingredients combined and the dressing has coated all the vegetables.

Recipe Notes

If you plan to add protein to this salad, calculate the amount based on 4oz per person.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.