If you ever attend an Iftar in a Lebanese household, you are 99.9% likely to eat Fattoush as part of the Mezza. We like to have Fattoush to prime our stomachs before delving into the main meal for the night! If you’ve ever had Fattoush you can attest to what a hearty and delicious salad it is due to the large variety of vegetables it contains. If you’ve never tried Fattoush, I’ve put together an eye-ball recipe below to get you started! Bare in mind, proportions are entirely up to each persons taste and you can alter the recipe to suit your taste.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 1 large salad bowl, ~6-8 servings
- 2 medium Tomatos
- 1 medium cucumber
- 2 green onions
- 3 small red radishes
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 2 lemons
- 1 tsp. Sumac
- 1 tsp. dried mint
- 2 Tbsp. Pomegranate Molasses
- 3-4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dice the tomato’s and put into bowl, sprinkle sumac and dried mint on top.
- Dice remaining vegetables and add to bowl
- In a separate bowl make vinaigrette by adding squeezed lemon, pomegranate molasses, salt and olive oil.
- Cut up Pita bread and pan fry in vegetable oil until golden brown, set aside.
Tip:for a healthier option, bake the pita chips instead.
- Add vinaigrette to salad and mix. Adjust flavor by adding salt/mint/lemon/oil/sumac etc. to your liking!
- Garnish fattoush bowl with the pita chips and serve. Sahtain!