Shards of toasted pita yield just a touch of their crunchy edge when they meet the lemony dressing in this salad. Loaded with fresh herbs and crisp lettuce, this salad ups the ante for crouton lovers everywhere.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Split the pita into 2 rounds and toast on a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Allow the pita to cool and break into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Add the oil and whisk to incorporate.
Toss the lettuce, parsley, scallion, mint, cucumber, and tomatoes together in a large serving bowl. Right before serving, add the pita and dressing to the salad. Toss well to coat and serve.
nutrition information (per serving):
8, Fat Calories
72, Saturated Fat
4, Monounsaturated Fat
17, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Christopher Hirsheimer