Fetoush: Salad in a Spoon

Have you ever wondered halfway through your first bite of a salad, ‘how the hell am i going to fenangle this thing into my mouth’. If so, you’ve come to the right blog.

Fetoush is a Middle Eastern classic… The salad is chopped well enough so that you can scoop the greens with a spoon….as opposed to using a fork.

Call me crazy, but I don’t think Salad’s should be consumed via forks. Who decided the standard size of a slice of lettuce anyways? Why do i have to maneuver the bite of Romaine into my mouth as if i were playing a game of Operation, and who likes stabbing those last few pieces of over-dressed greens on the bottom of the plate? no-one, that’s who… Let’s take our salad’s back and demand chefs start chopping the greens smaller!!! YES WE CAN!

So this Fetoush salad is Romaine lettuce chopped small enough that it becomes scoop-able  with a spoon.  The dressing is an olive oil and citrus base.  The salad is topped with toasted pita bread that is then crumbled up, again small enough so that it can be eaten with a spoon.

I recommend making this salad, and adding the freshly toasted pita bread right before serving.

Bon Appetit.


3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 cucumber diced

1-2 small tomatoes, diced

1 head Romaine lettuce, diced

3 scallions, chopped

1/3 cup olive oil

2 teaspoon salt

black pepper to taste

1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

2 -3 small pita pockets, toasted and crumbled (before serving)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


1. mix ingredients together in large bowl (all but pita bread)

2. toast pita pockets only before serving. Crumble and place over salad. Enjoy.

mix all ingredients


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