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 http://www.apinchof.com/sumac1114.htm
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.
Serve with any assortment of additonal toppings: grilled chicken, feta cheese, beets, sauteed onions, grilled lamb or beef, etc.