Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fattoush Recipe - How to Make Fattoush

You are invited to try the best Lebanese Fattoush recipe. Learn how to make Fattoush. It's made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread and other vegetables.

Ingredients (serves 6)

2 cups olive oil
2 pieces Lebanese bread, each cut into 4 pieces
500g cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, deseeded, chopped
1 red capsicum, chopped
3 small radish, trimmed, thinly sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon sumac (see note)

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons sumac

Make dressing: Combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar. Secure lid. Shake until well combined.

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook bread, in 4 batches, turning, for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to drain. 3 Place tomatoes, cucumbers, capiscum, radish, onions, parsley and mint in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sumac. Drizzle with dressing. Toss gently to combine. Break bread into pieces. Add to salad. Toss gently and serve.

Notes & tips
Sumac is a cherry-red spice that's dried and ground and has a slightly sour, lime-like taste. You can find it in the spices aisle of your supermarket.

Super Food Ideas - November 2006, Page 52
Recipe by Abi Ulgiati

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