Lebanese Fattoush Salad

2 servings; 10 min preparation; 10 min cooking time.

Fattoush salad literally means “bread salad” and it is traditional for the Lebanese and Arabic cuisine. It’s fresh, colorful and filling. The combination of vegetables is delicious and refreshing and the dressing makes the taste very specific and authentic. 

The key ingredient for the dressing is the spice sumac. It is not very common in the Western cuisine and it’s not so easy to find in the store as not every supermarket carries it. It’s definitely worth to have in you spice cupboard. This spice has lemony refreshing flavor that just lift the dish completely.

It’s commonly used in Arabic cuisine to give more flavor to meat, salads and even hummus.


Ingredients

  • 200 g lettuce, chopped
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 50 g radishes, sliced
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tortilla wraps or peta bread
  • 1/2 red onion, wedged (optional)
  • 2 tbsp mint, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced

for the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp ground sumac
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Preparation

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C/320 degrees F. Cut the tortilla/peta in triangles or stripes and bake in the oven for 8 to 10 min. Set aside to cool.

Chop the lettuce roughly. Halve the tomatoes. Peel and chop the cucumber. Slice the radishes. Add onion, if you like.

Transfer to a salad bowl. Sprinkle the hemp seeds on top. Mix well.

Dressing: Whisk all ingredients together. Pour over the salad. Enjoy!

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