A Middle Eastern salad comprised of pita bread, cos lettuce, spring onions, tomatoes, cucumber and a sumac and lemon dressing. Sumac is available from some supermarkets or Lebanese shops.
Used different ingredients. I am half-Arab, and I must say that this recipe is as close as it gets to the authentic. I did make a few changes: I first sliced the pita into two faces, cut them into small squares (much nicer for presentation) threw them all in a tupperware container, added about 2 tablespoons olive oil and a good amount of salt, and shook it all up. I then spread the pieces onto a flat biscuit pan and baked in the oven for about 10 mins. You can literally eat them as chips when they're done! I always make more as we all like to load them onto our salads! I also run the dressing through a small blender when I'm done, because I prefer it smooth, expecially when I'm using fresh herbs. If you can, let the dressing sit in the fridge for an hour or two, so the flavours can blend well. - 29 Sep 2008
if u make this a couple hours before a party, make sure to add the pita pieces immediately before serving!! or, i was thinking you could even serve it separately and guests can add pieces as they wish, and they're still cruncy! one thing, what is sumac powder?? couldnt find it anywhere.... - 29 Sep 2008
This salad was a big hit at a luncheon where I served it. Everyone went back for seconds and also requested the recipe. Very attractive. If you like ethnic/Mediterranean food, you'll love this! - 29 Sep 2008