Fattoush Salad Recipe

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This is a bread salad prepared with toasted or fried pita bread pieces, various vegetables and tempting olive oil based spiced salad dressing. It is a healthy stomach filling Lebanese salad now famous in USA and world over.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients:
2 medium size Pita Bread (fried or toasted)
2 medium size Tomatoes
1/2 head Romaine Lettuce
1 Cucumber
4 Green Onion
1 sliced Radish (optional)
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1/4 cup chopped Fresh Mint (optional)
1/4 cup chopped Fresh Parsley
1/4 cup chopped Fresh Cilantro
Salad Dressing:
3/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper (as per your taste)
2 teaspoons Sumac
3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 crushed Garlic Cloves
Salt
Directions:
  1. Take fried or toasted pita bread and break it into bite size pieces. You can also tear it before frying and toasting.
  2. Chop lettuce into bite-size pieces. You can also tear it using your hands. Wash and dry the lettuce.
  3. Chop tomato and onion into small pieces.
  4. Peel and cut cucumber lengthwise and chop into pieces.
  5. Take a chopped lettuce in a big bowl. Add fried pita bread pieces, tomato, green onion, radish, green pepper, fresh mint leaves, fresh parsley and fresh cilantro in it.
  6. Toss gently to mix them.
  7. Now prepare a salad dressing by taking ground black pepper, sumac, lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic and salt in another bowl and mix well. Pour it over mixed vegetables and pita bread.
  8. Toss gently to mix well.
  9. Tempting Fattoush Salad is ready to serve. Serve it immediately.
Tips and Variations:
  • If you do not like to mix pita bread pieces while preparing salad, then arrange them on sides of a bowl.
  • Add black olives, feta cheese, red pepper, carrots etc. for variation.
  • Fried bread tastes best but if you are health conscious, then use toasted bread.

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