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 57 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

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