Fattoush is a staple salad in Middle Eastern cuisine, it's fresh and citrusy and one of my favorites. You can make fattoush many different ways but the thing that is consistent and makes it unique is the sumac and the baked pita bread pieces!
*This recipe serves about 20 people, and is for entertaining purposes. If you wish to make less be sure to adjust measurements.
4 Heads of Romaine Lettuce
6 Small Persian Cucumbers
6 Green Onions
2 Pita Pockets (Baked Pieces)
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dried Sumac
1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
1 teaspoons Sugar
How To Make It:
1. Wash all the salad ingredients, and chop them into small pieces:
For the cucumbers, slice in half and then half again and chop to get small triangle pieces shown below.
For the tomatoes, chop into pieces similar in size to the cucumbers
For the green onion, trim the top and bottom dry parts, slice in half and then chop into small pieces.
For the lettuce, also half the romaine leafs and chop into smaller almost shred - like pieces.
2. Add the dressing and mix
3. Pita bread pieces: using scissors or a knife cut into small pieces and toast in oven (350-400 degrees) or until toasted. Alternatively you can coat the pieces in olive oil to give them more flavor.
4. Add the pita pieces last and just before serving and don't mix them in too much, or else they will get soggy.
Some other common goodies you can add to this are purslane leaves (betla in arabic), radishes, green peppers, fresh mint leaves, and parsley.