Fattoush is a well known salad of Syria. It goes wonderfully as an accompaniment to barbequed or roasted meat, especially chicken and lamb.
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Serves 4 as a side
- 1 Lebanese bread
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoon sumac*
- sea salt
- 3 spring onions, cut into thin rounds
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled and cut into 2cm dice
- 2 vine ripened tomato, cut into 8ths
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped mint
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped Italian parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- juice 1 lemon
- some radish, cut into rounds
Preheat the oven to 200c (180c fan forced). Split the bread in half lengthways so you have two separate pieces.
Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sumac and a sprinkle of salt. Bake in the oven 5–7 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool.
In a bowl, combine the spring onions, cucumber, tomato, radish and herbs.
Mix the garlic, remaining olive oil, lemon juice, remaining sumac, a couple of good pinches of salt together and pour over salad. Break up the pieces of crispy bread into pieces and add to salad.
Mix well to combine and serve.
*A red or purplish Middle Eastern spice with a lemony flavor, sumac can be found at quality grocers