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Fattoush mixed-salad.jpg
Place of originLebanon
Region or stateLevant
Main ingredientsKhubz, mixed greens, vegetables

Fattoush (Arabic: فتوش‎, also fattush, fatush, fattoosh, and fattouche) is a Lebanese bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of khubz (Arabic flat bread) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables, such as radishes and tomatoes.[1] Fattush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural of fatteh), which use stale flatbread as a base.[1][2]

Fattoush includes vegetables and herbs according to season and taste. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Tanner's sumac is usually used to give fattoush its sour taste.


Fattūsh is derived from the Arabic fatt "crush" and the suffix of Turkic origin -ūsh. Coining words this way was common in Levantine Arabic.


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  1. ^ a b Wright, 2003, p. 241
  2. ^ Claudia Roden, The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, 2008, p. 74


  • Wright, Clifford A. (2003). information Title Little foods of the Mediterranean: 500 fabulous recipes for antipasti, tapas, hors d'oeuvre, meze, and more (Illustrated ed.). Harvard Common Press. ISBN 1-55832-227-2.