This time of year I crave salads with fresh produce but after a while I burn out and start looking for different variations. I thought about making my Fattoush Salad but ended up swapping out the tomatoes and cucumbers for dates, almonds and onions. The result was a salad full of bright flavors and a fun chewy/crunchy texture.
Combine dates and onion in a small bowl with the vinegar and a pinch of salt to taste. Set aside. Over medium heat melt butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan. Add the pita pieces and stir constantly until brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the sliced almonds and 1 Tablespoon Za'atar then stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.