Fattoush, Lebanese Salad
by Tarla Dalal
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Delectably different, Fattoush is a Lebanese salad made by combining toasted and chopped pita bread with the choicest of veggies and herbs.
The texture of this salad is truly out-of-the-world, as it combines the crispiness of toasted bread with the juicy crunchiness of veggies. A simple but flavourful olive oil based dressing adds to the charm of this salad, making it an incomparable treat.
- Place a pita bread on a clean, dry surface and brush it with olive oil on both the sides.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till it turns crisp and golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Cut the toasted pita bread into 25 mm. ×25 mm. (1”×1”) cubes.
- Combine all the ingredients, along with the dressing in a deep bowl and toss well.
- Serve immediately.
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You can buy readymade pita bread or follow our recipe to make homemade pita bread.
To toss the fattoush salad choose a large bowl. This will give you enough room to move the salad around while tossing it.
For the fattoush salad, first we will make the pita bread cubes. For this place a pita bread on a clean, dry surface and brush it with olive oil on both the sides.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the pita over it and cook on a medium flame till golden brown spots appear on the lower side.
Turnover and cook on the other side till golden brown spots appear and while pressing it so that the pita bread turns crisp and golden brown spots appear.
Place the crisp pita bread on a clean dry surface and cut the toasted pita bread into 25 mm. ×25 mm. (1”×1”) cubes. Keep aside.
In a bowl or small glass bottle, take olive oil in a bowl. Most salad dressings make use of extra virgin olive oil which is not only light and delicate, but also, healthy.
Add lemon juice.
Then add finely chopped garlic.
Finally add salt and black pepper powder to taste.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well. You can make use of a small whisk. Also, if you are using a small bottle, shut the lid and shake it well.
In a deep bowl take the cucumber cubes. They provide a refreshing crunch to the salad.
Add deseeded tomato cubes. You can even make use of cherry tomatoes to give a tangy flavour.
Submerge the lettuce leaves in a bowl of cold water. Let them sit for 5–10 minutes and it will be as good as fresh lettuce. This is a secret tip to make the lettuce leaves crunchy and crispy. Roughly tear and add iceberg lettuce.
Add capsicum cubes.
Add finely chopped parsley.
Add finely chopped spring onion greens.
Add chopped mint leaves.
Add sliced spring onion whites.
Add the prepared salad dressing.
Finally add the cut toasted pita bread pieces.
Toss the salad and serve immediately.
If you enjoyed this Lebanese Fattoush salad recipe, check out our collection of vegetarian Lebanese Recipes .
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||231.7 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin C||42.2 mg|
|Folic Acid||18.7 mcg|
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