Also known as the queen of all green salads, Fattoush is one of the most healthy salads of the Middle Eastern cuisine.
It is particularly popular during the month of Ramadan, due to its richness in nourishing vegetables and fulfilling ingredients.
Without further ado, here’s my very own way of making a traditional Fattoush salad:
- 1 lettuce, chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped
- ½ bunch mint
- 2 or 3 peeled cucumber, chopped
- 7 or 8 radishes, chopped
- ½ green pepper, chopped
- 1 bunch watercress, picked from stems
- 2 green onion, chopped
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup pomegranate molasses
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic, ground to paste
- 2 tbsp. sumac
- 1 tbsp. dried mint
- 2 pita bread cut into squares and fried or toasted
- Add all salad ingredients in a bowl
- In a separate small bowl, mix dressing ingredients well
- Add dressing and mix the salad with pita bread just before serving
- Garnish with the fried or toasted bread.
Rich in fibers, vitamins and carbs, you can easily enjoy your Fattoush as a meal of its own and it’s extremely easy to make at home. Lebanese -& Middle Eastern folks in general – enjoy this salad with almost everything, from traditional mezze to BBQ and fried chicken!
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Which is your personal favourite Lebanese salad so far?