Arabic fattoush salad

Arabic fattoush salad


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About this recipe: Fattoush is a colourful middle-eastern salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, pieces of crispy pitta bread and feta cheese. This version has a lemon, garlic and sumac dressing.

Sonja Taha

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 small pitta breads, torn into pieces
  • 1 large cucumber, finely diced
  • 550g halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 45g freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 20g freshly chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (or more to taste)
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ground sumac
  • crumbled sheep-milk feta cheese, or to taste

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Place pitta pieces into the pan without crowding. Fry in batches until golden brown and blot dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, ground black pepper and sumac in a bowl. Gently toss salad with fried pitta pieces. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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