Fatoosh

Salads are not just green leaves and boring dressing. They can be colourful, nutty, cheesy, sour, sweet hot and cold. Today I will tell you how to make it CRUNCHY !

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Fatoosh is a traditional salad dish from the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine) . It has the basic salad ingredients of the region but with fried flat white bread. This adds crunch and texture to your salad. It’s basically croutons but Arab version !

Main ingredients for this salad is flat bread ( Lebanese or Greek Pita), romaine lettuce, parsley, tomato and cucumber. Which is your basic middle eastern salad (apart from the bread!). You can add red radish, spring onion ,  red onions like I did  or not , try mint leaves too.

What makes Fatoosh Fatoosh is the fried (or baked) bread and sumac. And even though this salad screams SUMMER it can be eaten all year round.

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Ingredients

One romaine lettuce

Cucumber, chopped into cubes

Tomato, choppe into cubes

Parsley, chopped

Half red onion, chopped thin cubes

1 spring onion, chopped

Few red radish, chopped

2 table soon olive oil

Half lemon

Seasoning

1 tablespoon Sumac

 

Method

Step 1-Cut the lettuce finally length ways, cut all other ingredients and mix well.

Step 2- Cut the bread into small bite size pieces and lightly shallow fry in a pan with olive oil.

Step 3- Once bread is slightly cooled add to the salad mix.

Sep 4- Add Olive oil, seasoning and sumac and toss the sale well.

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