My Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad Recipe is based on traditional Lebanese Fattoush Salad. It is healthy and tasty and the best tuna salad I have ever made.
Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad Recipe
Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad is based on the authentic version of Fattoush Salad I have tried from several Lebanese home cooks and restaurant owners. It is quite honestly the tastiest and most refreshing tuna salad recipe I have eaten. I mean seriously; it reminds me of my Aunt Ruby and eating peas.
Aunt Ruby and The Peas Pot
What is Fattoush?
How to toast Pita Bread for Fattoush
There are several methods used for the bread in Fattoush salad, frying, baking, even toasting in a pinch. For our tuna salad recipe, I use olive oil and baked until golden brown at 350 degrees. My son loves the pita bread cooked this way, so much that I always make plenty extra and add to snack bags for his lunches.
Toasted pita at home is much better than buying store-bought pita chips. These can be quite hard and not truly palatable for salad.
For the tuna salad, I cut the bread first into longer bite-sized pieces, this works perfectly for our fattoush tuna.
Reasons We Love Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad
- Like traditional Fattoush this is a salad made from fresh vegetables and delicious toasted Arabic bread.
- Fattoush Tuna Salad is a change from traditional tuna salad.
- It is budget-friendly and healthy.
- The fresh mint and parsley are a real treat in the salad.
- Good olive oil and the citrus tang of fresh lemon make the best dressing for this salad. Mayo would fight the flavors of the vegetables and herbs.
Where to buy Sumac
What to serve with Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad
NEED MORE TUNA RECIPES?
Lebanese Fattoush Tuna Salad Is Yummy!
- 2 cans 50z tuna drained
- 1/2 cup finely diced celery
- 1/2 cup finely diced seeded cucumber
- 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tsp honey
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 cup toasted pita pieces - please add right before serving
- 1 Tsp ground sumac (optional garnish)
- Gather all ingredients
- Combine tuna, chopped vegetables, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey.
- Mix well.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, however, I only add about a Tsp or two of salt and it is fine.
- Mix with your toasted pita right before serving. If you add it too soon it will become soggy!
- Sprinkle with Ground Sumac (optional)
For variation add a cup of cooked and chilled garbanzo beans.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g