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!
- Light appetizer
- Vegan dish
- Ethnic salad dish
- 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
- 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.
- 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.