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How To Make: Fattoush Salad!

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Fattoush salad is one of my all time faves.  I eat a lot of salads so mixing it up is key and this one has the perfect blend of crunch and tang with a super light dressing but enough toppings to keep you full and satisfied.  I make mine a little different than the traditional by adding chick peas for bit of a protein kick and feta simply because I’m addicted to cheese.  Both of these ingredients can be omitted.

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Ingredients:

– 2 pita rounds halved, topped with olive oil and baked until crispy.

– 1 head of romaine cut chopped

– 2 small cucumbers or one large (more or less depending on how much you like cucumbers)

– 1 can of chickpeas (optional)

– 3 tomatoes diced

– 3 scallions thinly chopped

– 2 cups of parsley (loosely packed)

-1/4 cup of mint leaves

– 1/2 a cup of feta (optional)

– ground sumac to top (optional)

Dressing:

– 4 tsp of ground sumac soaked in 4 tsp of warm water for 10-15 mins

– 4 tbsp of lemon juice

– 1 tsp of honey

– 2 tsp of white wine vinegar

– 1/2 tsp of dried mint

– 1-2 cloves of garlic chopped

– 3/4 cup of good olive oil

– kosher salt to taste

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How To:

For the dressing:

– mix sumac and it’s liquid with lemon, honey, white wine vinegar, garlic and mint

– slowly pour in olive oil while stirring constantly to combine

– taste and adjust seasoning adding salt and more lemon, honey or vinegar to satisfy your taste buds

For the salad:

– place baked pita in a bowl and add a bit of olive oil and salt and toss – set aside

– place chopped veggies, chick peas, and feta in a big serving bowl and toss with half of the dressing

– taste and continue to add dressing bit by bit until you have the perfect amount

– top with pita and a dash of dry sumac (optional) and serve

– enjoy!

 

You can also serve this recipe to-go in large mason jars (remember this post on Salad in a Jar?).  Just stack the ingredients (wettest on the bottom) and pack the pitas in a separate container and voila!  Healthy, delish lunch on the go.

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xxo,

[coco]

 

 

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One thought on “How To Make: Fattoush Salad!

  1. Thanks for sharing, Coco. I absolutely love salads and you’re right, you gotta mix things up so you don’t get bored.

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