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Fattoush style salad with crispy quinoa on a platter.

Fattoush Style Salad with Crispy Quinoa

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 5
Calories 364 kcal


mustard vinaigrette

  • ½ shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain (or Dijon) mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • cracked black pepper to taste


  • 2 large heads romaine, cleaned, ends removed and chopped
  • 5 vine ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and peeled
  • 2 balls burrata cheese, halved
  • 2 large toasted or grilled pita bread, broken into large pieces
  • 1 cup crispy cooked quinoa**


  • Place all vinaigrette ingredients, except oil, into a large bowl and whisk together. Whisk oil into remaining ingredients, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Remove ⅓ of vinaigrette from mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Add romaine to large mixing bowl and toss together with vinaigrette until evenly coated, then spread dressed romaine onto a large platter.
  • Add remaining vinaigrette, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, garbanzo beans, and toasted pita bread to mixing bowl and toss together until everything is evenly coated.
  • Pour mixture over dressed romaine and top with split burrata and crispy quinoa. Lightly season with salt and pepper and serve.


**For crispy quinoa: Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a large skillet, over medium heat, and top with 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa. Spread quinoa into a thin layer over butter and allow quinoa to get crispy, don’t stir. Once quinoa begins to brown and crisp around edges, begin tossing and stirring with a wooden spoon until quinoa browns and crisps all over. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Spread toasted quinoa onto a clean baking sheet, in a single layer and allow quinoa to cool completely before using.


Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2024IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
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