Thursday, August 22 2013, 06:32 PM MDT
Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Grilled Chicken
As Aired on August 22, 2013
Recipe Courtesy of the American Heart Association
2 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, split
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons ground sumac divided
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 large head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 small salad cucumbers or 1 large cucumber, seeded and diced (peeled if desired)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh mint
1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
To prepare salad: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place pita halves rough-side up on a large baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sumac. Bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. When cool, break into bite-size pieces.
Whisk lemon juice, salt, pepper and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon sumac in a large bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mint and the pita pieces; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
To prepare chicken: Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. Rub the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Alternatively, broil chicken 4 to 6 inches from the heat source for about 6 minutes per side.) Slice the chicken thinly and serve on top of the salad.
Calories Per Serving
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 3 lean meat