Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fattoush

Fattoush, Fatoush, Fatoosh, or Fattoosh is an appetizer (mezze) salad dish made from several garden vegetables and toasted or fried pieces of pita bread. Fattoush salad allows cooks to use seasonal produce by mixing different vegetables and herbs according to taste, and also to make use of pitas that have gone stale. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to Tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Sumac is usually used to give Fattoush its sour taste. Fatoush is a famous mezze dish served at Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, and Jordanian restaurants.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of lettuce (Washed, Dried and torn into small pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes (Cut into small pieces)
  • 2 small cucumbers ( peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup of onion or green onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves (torn into pieces)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsely (chopped)
  • 1 cup of drey toasted Arabic bread (Torn into pieces)
Dressing:
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed with salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of lemmon juice
  • 1/3-2/3 olive oil (to taste)
Preparation:
  • Toss all the ingredients in a salad bowl.
  • Take care that the vegetables and the bread are in pieces of similar size.
  • Prepare the lemmon dressing and pour over the salad (Toss to coat thoroughly)
View this video about: Best Fattoush Salad Recipe

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