Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Serves: 6 | Cooking time: 30 mins | Difficulty: Super Easy

This effortless yet delicious salad is the perfect accompaniment to summer BBQs or any kind of roasted or grilled dishes. The zingy, sharp and fresh flavours beautifully cut through richer meals and - the bonus - it's so simple to make (despite the exotic name)! Fattoush is a staple of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisines and is traditionally made with pieces of deep fried pitta bread. Fattoush won't be the real deal without a sprinkling of Organic Ground sumac, a tart Middle Eastern berry that lends distinct lemony flavours.

Ingredients 

  • Sprinkle's Organic Ground Sumac
  • 2 large pittas (or other flatbread of your choice)
  • 400g cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 4 heads of baby gem lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, cut into thick slices
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped into 2cm bite sized pieces
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped into 2cm bite sized pieces
  • 200g radishes, chopped into quarters (and trimmed)
  • 1 bunch of salad onions, thinly sliced
  • 20g/bunch of fresh parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 20g/bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 5-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c. Cut the pittas/flatbread into 3-4cm bite sized chunks and place on a baking tray (lined with baking paper). Toast the bread in the oven for 15-20 mins until crunchy.
  2. In a large salad bowl, place all the salad ingredients and add 1 generous tablespoon of Organic Ground Sumac, the olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well to ensure it's all properly covered in the dressing.
  3. Transfer the salad onto a flat serving plate/tray. Scatter the bread pieces over the salad and finish with another sprinkling of Ground Sumac.