Fattoush is a Middle Eastern salad that is typically made with tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, and onions, as well as toasted or fried pieces of pita bread. The salad is typically dressed with a combination of lemon juice and olive oil, and it is often seasoned with sumac and other spices.
Fattoush is a versatile and refreshing salad that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of fresh vegetables and crispy pita bread, along with the tangy dressing, make it a delicious and healthy dish that is sure to please. Give it a try and enjoy the taste of Middle Eastern cuisine!
- 4 large tomatoes, diced
- 2 cucumbers, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped mint
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
- 4 pita breads
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- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut the pita breads into small pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet.
- Brush the pita pieces with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle them with a little salt.
- Bake the pita pieces for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, and red onion.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Add the dressing to the vegetables and toss to combine.
- Stir in the crumbled feta cheese, if using.
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- Gently fold in the toasted pita pieces.
- Serve the fattoush immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Fattoush can be served as a side dish or a main course.
- You can add more vegetables or fruits like lettuce, radish, or strawberries to make it more colorful.
- You can also add some chickpeas, lentils or meat to make it more filling
- You can use different types of lettuce and herbs like mint, cilantro, or basil instead of parsley.
- You can add some sumac on top of the salad before serving for extra flavor.