Fattoush – a zesty Lebanese salad
Traditionally, stale pita bread is fried and mixed with veggies to make a fattoush salad. My friend Linda made this for dinner with a buttermilk dressing. I think the zest from the lemons with the fresh herbs make this a lovely light dinner, perfect for when you can get ripe tomatoes and maybe even eat outside…. serve with warm flat bread and your favorite hummus.
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped small
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 1.75oz. package fresh mint, chopped
2 lemons, zested and juiced
5 green onions, chopped
bunch mild radish, sliced (optional)
2 TBL. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. corriander (optional)
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
8 cups romaine, thinly sliced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Zest lemons before juicing. In a large bowl, mix first 8 ingredients (can be mixed a day ahead). Before serving add tomatoes, optional lettuce and season to taste.
Serve with baked pita bread, flat-out bread, etc… and fresh or store bought hummus of choice.