A little information about this great dish:
Fattoush is a Levantine* bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables. Fattoush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural) or fatta, which use stale flatbread as a base.
*Levantine a part of the Ottoman Empire which includes current countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria, and parts of southern Turkey near Adana, Gaziantep, and Antakya (the former Vilayet of Aleppo) and northern Iraq and Cypriot.
10 - 15 Minutes
20 - 25 Minutes
2 Portions (entrée bowls)
Flat - Leaf Parsley
White Wine Vinegar
Dried Onion Flakes
2 cups, torn
2, peeled and diced
3 - 4, halved and sliced
1/2 cup, chopped
1 cup, chopped
3, torn into pieces, grilled / fried
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place pita pieces into the skillet without crowding. Fry in batches until browned; then remove and place on a paper towel.
Heat a pan and bake the pita bread on both sides pressing firmly with a kitchen cloth. Allow to cool and break into pieces.
Wash and tear the lettuce, chop tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicum, spring onions, mint leaves and parsley. Toss all the vegetables together in a large salad bowl.
Whisk well the lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and sumac powder OR instead of sumac powder, lemon pepper, dried onion flakes salt and garlic powder can be used.
Gently toss salad with fried / roasted pita pieces and dressing. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve.