F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Fattoush
© Zubin Schroff

Fattoush

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • VEGETARIAN

This tart and refreshing Lebanese salad is very versatile: You can make it with lettuce or purslane, and with or without bread. The fresh herbs are important not only to add flavor but also to hold the ground sumac that gives the dish its distinctive taste.

  1. 1 large pita bread, split horizontally
  2. 1 large romaine heart, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch ribbons
  3. 1 bunch scallions, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced
  4. 3 kirby cucumbers or 1 European cucumber—peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  5. 1 1/2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  6. 3 cups coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley (from 3 bunches)
  7. 1 cup fresh mint leaves (from 1 bunch)
  8. 2 1/2 tablespoons ground sumac (see Note) or fresh lemon juice
  9. 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  10. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Bake the pita bread directly on the oven rack for 10 minutes, or until the bread is dry and crisp but not browned. Let the pita bread cool completely, then break it into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the romaine ribbons with the sliced scallions, cucumbers, quartered tomatoes, chopped parsley, mint leaves and ground sumac. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add the toasted pita bread pieces to the salad and toss again. Serve at once.
Notes Sumac is a fruity, tangy spice that is ground from the dried berries of a wild Mediterranean bush. It is available at Middle Eastern markets.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.