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Sometimes all we need is a gentle reminder like this ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇
, to get us reaching for some healthier food options. This salad I blog about today is a well known salad, with Levantine origins (Lebanon, Jordan and Syria), a chunky kind of salad, with vegetables that you may like or those that are in season.
Travel has allowed me to experience many new tastes from around the World, and this salad is one such dish. It can be found in most Arabian themed Resturants and made with leftover Pita Breads (Arabian Flatbread – khubz), However I prefer using a tortilla wrap that I cut up and fry lightly in oil until golden brown and crisp.
The main ingredient in this salad would be the Salad Dressing, which has Sumac , a Spice with a Tangy/Sour taste, but paired with Lemon or Lime juice just further enhances this spice.
Below is my recipe for the Salad together with the Fattoush Dressing Vinaigrette .
So go ahead, don’t wait for those little reminders to get you and your family to ENJOY this Crunchy, Tangy Arabian Salad.
Happy Salad Tossing my friends;)
Whisk together all these ingredients:
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (Lime Juice may also be used)
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Paprika Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic paste/crushed
1 teaspoon Sumac
For The Salad
1 – 2 Cups Chopped Lettuce
1/4 Cucumber Chopped into chunks
4 Cherry Tomatoes, halved/quartered
1/4 Red Onion, chopped
1/4 Cup Flat Leafed Parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 Small Pepper (I used a yellow one today, but any colour may be used)
Handful of Pomegranate Seeds (optional)
“Tortilla Wrap” chunks that have been fried in shallow oil and drained onto paper towel.
JUST BEFORE SERVING
* In a large bowl, add all the salad vegetables
* Add just a handful of the “Crispy Tortilla Bread”
* Add 1 Tablespoon of the Fattoush Vinaigrette
* Gently Toss all these.
* Plate this onto a Serving Platter, scatter over more of the “Crispy Tortilla Bread” and sprinkle more Pomegranate seeds(if using), and the extra Vinaigrette on the side.
* Serve this Crunchy Goodness with your favourite Protein meal, or just perfect to enjoy all on it’s own.
Optional Ingredients for Fattoush Salad
You may also use any of the following as a substitute OR together with the above ingredients
* Sliced Radishes
* Feta Cheese
* Mint Leaves
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