Fattoush Salad

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30min


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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.

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Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 2 pita breads or Lebanese bread
  • 8 leaves cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sumac powder
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • small handful chopped fresh mint leaves

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Toast the bread 5 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp. Remove from heat, and break into bite size pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together toasted bread pieces, cos lettuce, spring onions, cucumber and tomatoes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the parsley, garlic, sumac powder, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and mint. Pour over the pitta mixture, and toss just before serving.

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Reviews (5)

UNASCHU
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5

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

PEARLNZ
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0

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

Gigi
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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

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