Pita Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber (Fattoush)

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Pita Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber (Fattoush)

Why This Recipe Works

This Middle Eastern salad is at its best when it combines fresh, flavorful produce with crisp pita chips and bright herbs. Many recipes eliminate excess moisture from the salad by taking the time-consuming step of seeding and salting the cu...

Why This Recipe Works

This Middle Eastern salad is at its best when it combines fresh, flavorful produce with crisp pita chips and bright herbs. Many recipes eliminate excess moisture from the salad by taking the time-consuming step of seeding and salting the cucumbers and tomatoes. We skip these steps in order to preserve the crisp texture of the cucumber and the flavorful seeds and jelly of the tomatoes. Instead, we make the pita moisture-repellent by brushing its craggy sides with plenty of olive oil before baking. The oil prevents the pita chips from absorbing so much moisture from the salad that they become soggy while still allowing the chips to pick up flavor from the lemony dressing.

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Season 16, Ep. 25
Grilled Chicken and Salad with a KickSeason 16, Ep. 25

Test cook Becky Hays demonstrates how to make the perfect Peri Peri Grilled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cook...