Crisp, crunchy, fragrant, packed with herbs and fresh vegetables. Fattoush Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any Middle Eastern inspired meal.
What you need (For the salad)
1 large wholemeal Lebanese bread
1 small green capsicum, cored and diced
2 tomatoes, cored and diced
1 Lebanese cucumber, diced
4 radishes, finely sliced
2 cups of torn iceberg lettuce leaves
Handful of finely sliced spring onions
½ cup parsley leaves, washed and roughly chopped
½ cup sweet mint leaves, washed and roughly chopped
For the dressing
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sumac spice
Fresh lemon juice to taste
Salt/pepper to taste
What you do
Preheat your oven to 180c. Place the Lebanese bread in the oven and bake it until it is crispy.
Break the dried bread into pieces and place it in a bowl along with all the salad ingredients.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and add them to the salad. Stir everything well to combine and serve.
Yields: 4 side serves
Time: 10 – 15 minutes of preparation, plus the cooking time. I preheat my oven and cook my bread while I am preparing all the other ingredients.