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Fattoush - Bread and Vegetable Salad

Fattoush is a popular salad, especially in Lebanon. The great thing about fattoush is that you can add and delete veggies from the recipe according to taste. Instead of pita bread, you can also use French or Italian bread.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups toasted pita bread, torn into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 half head of romaine lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

For the Salad

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, bread, cucumber, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and parsley together. Toss gently.

For the Dressing

In a small bowl combine garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and mint. Mix well.

Pour dressing over salad and serve.

Variations

You can add many spices to this according to your tastes. Some people like to add chick peas for a heartier salad.

Serve 4 large salads or 6 side salads.

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