Fattoush Salad Recipe

RatingDifficultyBeginner

The Fattoush Salad is a common entrée on Middle Eastern dinner tables. a straightforward salad of chopped vegetables with a lime vinaigrette.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins
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 ¼ Tomatoes (large)
 ½ Lebanese cucumbers
 10 ½ Lettuce (leaves)
  cup Mint (chopped)
  cup Parsley (chopped)
 ¼ Onions
 ½ Radishes
 ¼ Garlic cloves
  cup Arabic bread (cut in squares, also called Pita bread)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 Black pepper (to taste)
 ¼ tbsp Sumac
 ¼ tsp Sugar (white)
  tbsp Olive oil
  tbsp Lemon juice
  tsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 Sunflower oil


1

To fry the pita bread, heat some sunflower oil in a pan – make sure it’s hot. Add the bread and fry until golden brown. Keep stirring so they fry evenly on both sides. Then place them on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil. (If you prefer you can toast the bread in the oven.)

2

To make the dressing, mix together the garlic, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, black pepper, salt, sugar, olive oil, and sumac. Leave a bit of sumac on the side to use later.

3

Put all the vegetables in a bowl, add the dressing and mix well.

Ingredients

 ¼ Tomatoes (large)
 ½ Lebanese cucumbers
 10 ½ Lettuce (leaves)
  cup Mint (chopped)
  cup Parsley (chopped)
 ¼ Onions
 ½ Radishes
 ¼ Garlic cloves
  cup Arabic bread (cut in squares, also called Pita bread)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 Black pepper (to taste)
 ¼ tbsp Sumac
 ¼ tsp Sugar (white)
  tbsp Olive oil
  tbsp Lemon juice
  tsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 Sunflower oil

Directions

1

To fry the pita bread, heat some sunflower oil in a pan – make sure it’s hot. Add the bread and fry until golden brown. Keep stirring so they fry evenly on both sides. Then place them on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil. (If you prefer you can toast the bread in the oven.)

2

To make the dressing, mix together the garlic, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, black pepper, salt, sugar, olive oil, and sumac. Leave a bit of sumac on the side to use later.

3

Put all the vegetables in a bowl, add the dressing and mix well.

Fattoush Salad Recipe

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