Lebanese fattoush salad

Lebanese fattoush salad


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About this recipe: A fabulous Middle Eastern salad featuring pitta bread and fresh herbs. I learnt this from some Lebanese friends, so it is authentic!


Serves: 4 

  • 3 pitta breads, torn into pieces
  • 1 litre oil for frying
  • 100g torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 spring onions, minced
  • 15 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander
  • Dressing
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper, such as Schwartz
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 pinch garlic granules
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place pitta pieces into the frying pan without crowding. Fry in batches until browned; then remove to kitchen paper.
  2. Place romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, spring onions, mint leaves, parsley and coriander into a large bowl.
  3. Pour lemon juice and white wine vinegar into a small bowl. Season with salt, lemon pepper, onion flakes, celery salt and garlic granules. Stir in olive oil.
  4. Gently toss salad with fried pitta and dressing. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve.

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