A Lebanese salad. Crunchy pieces of toasted pita bread are added to a wonderful mix
Fattoush (Toasted Bread Salad). Crunchy pieces of toasted pita bread are added to a wonderful mix
of fresh garden vegetables tossed in a basic oil and lemon juice dressing.
1 pita bread (7” in diameter)
½ cucumber – cut into small cubes without peeling (1 cup)
½ cup shredded lettuce
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley (optional)
2 tomatoes – cut into ½” pieces, 4 green onions – chopped with the white portion
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint (poodina), 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
8-10 flakes of garlic – crushed , ½ cup virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt, a pinch of black pepper powder
Sumac -if not available use lemon juice then
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Split the
bread in half through the centre and bake
on a baking tray for 15 minutes, or until
golden and crisp
2. Break the pita bread into pieces.
3. To make the dressing, whisk all the
ingredients together in a bowl, until it
4. Mix all the salad vegetables and add half
of the dressing.
5. Add bread at serving time. Pour the
remaining dressing. Toss to mix. Serve.