Lebanese salad

Lebanese salad


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About this recipe: I always enjoy this fattoush salad and never get tired of it. It has a lot of flavour. Sumac is a ground spice made from dried berries - you should be able to find it in Middle Eastern stores. If you can't, you can add 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest instead.


Serves: 8 

  • 10 large romaine lettuce leaves, cut into strips
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 30g radishes, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 25g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 25g fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sumac spice or grated lemon zest
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Lebanese bread or pitta bread, for serving

Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Place lettuce and all the diced vegetables in a bowl. Add the herbs and sumac, and season with salt.
  2. Make a paste with the crushed garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Pour over the salad.
  3. At the last minute, grill the pitta bread and crumble it over the salad.

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I really enjoyed this as an addition to a few other Middle Eastern dishes I was making for dinner. I only used half of the lemon juice suggested and felt like that was enough. - 16 Jan 2016

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