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Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Difficulty: Average
Season: Autumn
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 12 mins

How to

Method

  1. Heat oven to 175C.  Cut the pita rounds in half and brush the top side generously with olive oil. Sprinkle with sumac and salt. Place on a lined tray and toast in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden and crisp.  Remove from oven to cool slightly, then break into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Arrange lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radish, spring onions and herbs in a salad bowl.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine.
  4. Arrange pita pieces over the top of the salad to serve.

Handy Tips

Sumac is a spice made from the ground berries of the Sumac bush. It is available from gourmet grocers and Middle Eastern stores, or online.

To turn your salad into a more substantial meal, add a small jar of crumbled Persian feta or 500g grilled chicken tenderloins.

Ingredients 

Salad

  • 2 rounds of pita bread
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground sumac
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 buttercrunch lettuce, torn
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 5 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Italian parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground sumac