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Fattoush, Lebanese Salad with Roasted Pita Chips

[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

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At first glance the name of this fresh Lebanese salad might seem exotic and even a little bit intimidating, but a quick glance over the ingredients will reveal that fattoush is really just a Middle Eastern version of the classic Italian bread salad, panzanella. Adapted from Amy Goldman's The Heirloom Tomato this salad subs in garlic roasted pita chips for stale bread and adds crunchy cucumbers, mint, and parsley to the tomatoes and red onions.

The bright garlic vinaigrette goes a long way to dress the whole mess of veggies and crunchy chips and infuse it with just the right amount of acid and earthy garlic flavor. By combining snappy-sweet summer vegetables and addictive crisp chips, this is a salad that you will want to make until the last of the tomatoes and cucumbers are gone from the market.

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