Fattoush

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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.

Note:

*A red or purplish Middle Eastern spice with a lemony flavor, sumac can be found at quality grocers

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