About this recipe:Fattoush is a much loved Lebanese salad, perfect summer fare. This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and purslane is a popular green eaten throughout the Mediterranean.
1 teaspoon cornflour
5 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sumac powder
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 medium cucumber, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
4 spring onions, chopped
4 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
50g chopped purslane
4 pitta breads, toasted and torn into pieces
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:5min › Extra time:20min › Ready in:40min
Mix the water and cornflour in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove from heat, and mix in lemon juice, garlic, sumac, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, parsley, mint, pepper, purslane and rocket. Toss with the dressing and toasted pitta.