Fattoush with Strawberry Sumac Vinaigrette

(2018 Pairings Recipe) A Lebanese-style salad accented with strawberries.

Fattoush with Strawberry Sumac Vinaigrette

Total TimeTotal Time: 20 minutes

ServingsServings: 4


4 teaspoons ground sumac soaked in 4 teaspoons warm water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Sliced Strawberries partially thawed

¼ cup strawberry puree

2 small garlic cloves minced

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

½ teaspoon dried mint

1-½ teaspoons kosher salt

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil divided

2 8-inch pita breads halved toasted and broken into chunks

3 Roma tomatoes seeded dice

½ cup cucumber 14 thinly sliced

½ cup scallions thinly sliced

4 cups romaine lettuce cut 1 squares

1 cup flat leaf parsley

1 cup fresh mint leaves

2 teaspoons ground sumac

Nutrition Facts


  1. Combine the soaked sumac in liquid, lemon juice, thawed Dole® Chef Ready Strawberry Puree, minced garlic, white wine vinegar, dried mint, and 1-1/4 teaspoons salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup olive oil until fully incorporated. 
  2. Place pita pieces in a medium bowl and pour 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil tossing to coat. Season pita with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Combine thawed strawberries, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, romaine lettuce, parsley leaves and mint leaves in a large bowl. 
  4. Add dressing to salad mixture and toss to coat, adding more dressing by tablespoonful as needed. Add seasoned pita; toss gently and serve immediately with ground sumac sprinkled on top.

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