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Fattoush Salad 2
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Fattoush Salad (V)

I talked about how I discovered tabbouleh salad when I started living in Cyprus in a previous post. Fattoush was another salad I discovered at the same time. Fattoush is made of romaine lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and pita bread. It has a signature herb added to the dressing, called sumac.

Fattoush didn’t grown on me as much as tabbouleh which is my favourite salad. But it’s the best companion to the tabbouleh when I’m making Lebanese meze or Lebanese bowl. Together with hummus, baba ganoush, falafel balls, pita bread, tahini sauce and tahini and carob molasses makes a meal that I can never get tired of.

Fattoush Salad 2

Fattoush Salad (V)

Fattoush salad is full of fresh ingredients and goes together very well with other dishes in a Lebanese meze or bowl.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients
  

For pita bread:

  • 1 pita bread
  • 7.5 ml (1/2 tbsp) olive oil

For the salad:

  • 120 g romaine lettuce
  • 100 g cucumber
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 radishes
  • 3 g fresh parsley
  • 3 g fresh mint

For the dressing:

  • 10 ml (2 tsp) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • a pinch of black pepper

Instructions
 

For pita bread:

  • Brush both sides of pita bread with olive oil. Then cut the pita bread in small bite size pieces. Arrange them on a baking plate lined with baking paper. Bake at 180 °C for 10 min.

For the salad:

  • Cut romaine lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, radishes, parsley and mint in small pieces. Put them in a large bowl.

For the dressing:

  • Put all ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and mix. Pour the dressing over the salad. Mix together.
  • Add baked pita bread to the salad and mix again. (You don't want to put it in the salad too soon as it will become too soft.)
  • Serve with some falafel balls, hummus, tahini sauce or as part of Lebanese meze or bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 765mgPotassium: 415mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5829IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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