Tossed Fattoush Salad

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Jan. 28, 2009

Fattoush in Arabic means "moistened bread", and this salad consists of a chilled mixed veggies tossed with small cubes of toasted bread. The texture of the toasted bread adds an unusual quality.

This is the classic Mediterranean recipe in the style of Syria and Lebanon with torn pita bread and a lemon vinaigrette spiced with a pinch of Aleppo


Tomatoes 3 , cubed
Cucumber 1 Small , peeled, quartered lengthwise and chopped
Green pepper 1 Medium , diced (Seeded, Deribbed)
Scallions 5 , chopped
Lettuce 1⁄2 Small , shredded
Finely chopped parsley/Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped mint/1 teaspoon dried mint 1 Tablespoon
Basil leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm)
Pita bread 1 , cut into cubes, toasted (2
Aleppo pepper 1 Pinch
Dressing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)


Combine the vegetables, herbs, and bread. Make the dressing, pour it over the salad, toss well, and chill. Before serving top with more pita bread or croutons to give a a bit of crunch. To give a true Arabic touch, sprinkle salad with sumac and Aleppo pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4