Middle Eastern Fatteh

Middle Eastern Fatteh

I learned this from a Lebanese friend. In the Middle East, it's like the equivalent of a nacho dish. An easy and light vegetarian dish.


Garbanzo beans (boiled until tender, or canned)
about 100 g
Plain yogurt
about 100 g
Garlic (grated)
1-2 cloves
Salt and pepper
to taste
Lebanese bread (or tortillas)
1-2 pieces
2 tablespoons
to taste


1. Toast the Lebanese bread on a griddle or similar device until crisp.
2. Break the bread into pieces slightly smaller than the size of crackers, then place them in a dish.
3. Prepare the yoghurt sauce: Combine grated garlic and cooked garbanzo beans with the yoghurt, season with salt and pepper, and mix.
4. Melt butter in a frying pan, and sauté the pinenuts. Agitate the pan to prevent burning. Turn off the heat once they brown.
5. Pour the yoghurt sauce over the plate from Step 2, then sprinkle on the pinenuts and serve.
6. Note 1: The ingredients are approximate. There's no need to measure them. I recommend adjusting the amounts to taste.
7. Note 2: I forgot to add the pinenuts to the Fatteh in the photo. I'll update the photo in the future.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this recipe from a Lebanese friend.