Saturday, January 21, 2012

Traditional Fattoush Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce, finely chopped
1 english cucumber, diced
1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped
1-2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped *optional
1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped *optional
2 green onions, chopped *optional
2 loaves of thin pita bread, baked in the oven until very crispy (Sometimes I brush them with olive oil and add a light sprinkle of garlic salt before baking. It adds flavor!)

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1/2 lemon
Dash of sugar
2 T sumac

Toss salad ingredients together in a bowl and crumble the baked pita into the salad.

Whisk dressing ingredients together until emulsified and pour over salad.

Toss well.

Serve with any assortment of additonal toppings: grilled chicken, feta cheese, beets, sauteed onions, grilled lamb or beef, etc.

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