Grilled fattoush salad with grilled peppers and zucchini, tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, and chickpeas dressed in buttermilk-yogurt dressing.
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Grilled Fattoush Salad | #ProgressiveEats

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 - 6
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

Fattoush

  • 10 baby bell peppers stemmed and halved - (you'll have 1 cup peppers when grilled)
  • 4 zucchini cut along their lengths into 1/2-inch slabs - you'll have 3 cups when cubed after grilling
  • 2 large rounds of na'an bread or make your own
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 English cucumber diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup halved tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup halved green and kalamata olives
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped mint packed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley packed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or Gourmet Gardens Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Fattoush

  • Oil the grate on your grill, and fire up the grill on high. Close the lid and heat for about 5 minutes, until grate is very hot. Lightly baste the peppers, zucchini, and na'an bread with about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  • Grilling in batches, arrange the vegetables on the grill over direct heat and grill for 4 - 5 minutes per side. The peppers should be limp, and the zucchini softened. Slice each pepper half in half again, across their lengths. Dice the zucchini into 3/4-inch cubes.
  • Grill the na'an until slightly crisped, about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Tear into medium-sized shards.
  • Heat up the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet and add the chickpeas, salt, and cumin. Sauté until crispy, about 7 minutes.
  • Combine the grilled vegetables, bread, chickpeas, and all of the remaining Fattoush ingredients in a large bowl, and lightly toss. Mix the the Buttermilk Dressing (below) just before serving.

Buttermilk Dressing

  • Mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl, except the olive oil.
  • Gradually whisk in the olive oil.