Fine Fattoush

Another light salad, usually served alongside a tabbouleh to give some options, this one is a sort of Middle Eastern take on the caesar salad with the crispy pita bread “croutons”.  Very light and extremely healthy (I mean you got Radish in there!).  I haven’t included the sumac spice as a must in case you have trouble finding it at your local ethnic supermarket – but that’s a borderline decision, to me fattoush is not fattoush without the sumac!

Time:

45 min

Serves:

6

Good for:

  • Light appetizer
  • Vegan dish
  • Ethnic salad dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1-2 cucumbers
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 radish
  • 1 large red onion
  • Half a bunch of parsley
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 large pita bread

Kitchen things you’ll need:

  • Cutting board and sharp knife
  • Serving bowl
  • Citrus juicer

Making it:

  • Chop up lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish and the onion and radishes (the pieces do not have to be very small).
  • Squeeze the lemon for the juice.
  • Cut the pita bread into 1 inch pieces and toast.
  • Add just a handful of parsley, along with lemon juice, olive oil, and the crushed garlic.
  • Add in the bread last minute before you serve ( to avoid sogginess) and serve.

Tips/notes:

  • If you have some sumac spice from your local store please add it!  Makes a world of difference.
  • Add just a bit of pomegranate juice to give it an extra zest
  • Skip on the flat bread because I want it to be a ‘lighter’ salad if you’re watching your carbs.

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