Tuesday, March 17, 2009

lebanese Fattoush

Learn how to make great Lebanese Fattoush, one of the most famous salad dishes in Lebanon.

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 pieces Lebanese bread, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, deseeded, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 3 small radish, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sumac (see note)
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
Method
  • Make dressing: Combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar. Secure lid. Shake until well combined.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook bread, in 4 batches, turning, for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to drain. 3 Place tomatoes, cucumbers, capiscum, radish, onions, parsley and mint in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sumac. Drizzle with dressing. Toss gently to combine. Break bread into pieces. Add to salad. Toss gently and serve.
Notes & tips
  • Sumac is a cherry-red spice that's dried and ground and has a slightly sour, lime-like taste. You can find it in the spices aisle of your supermarket.
Source
Super Food Ideas - November 2006, Page 52
Recipe by Abi Ulgiati

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