Fattoush is a Palestinian salad with toasted or fried pita bread, with other vegetables in a sumac-spiced dressing which gives it a sour/lemony taste. It’s simple but so good that I could eat fattoush every day and never get bored of it. My family-in-law actually soaks the bread so that it is soggy in the salad, but I prefer to fry the pita pieces and wait to add them until just before serving.
- 2 hearts of romaine, chopped
- 3 small seedless cucumbers, chopped
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 fresh sprig of mint, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 pita bread loaves, cut in 1-inch squares
- Oil for frying
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons ground sumac
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the bread in batches until golden, less than a minute. Drain on paper towels.
- Combine vegetables in large serving bowl.
- Combine dressing ingredient and pour over vegetables and toss to coat.
- Prior to serving top with fried bread.