Fattoush Salad

I chose to make Soups and Salads for the 3rd week of BM #26. I have had this tempting recipe in my email from a dear friend for a while now. So when this theme was amongst the ones I planned to choose, I got a chance to try it out much to our delight!

I have seen multiple variations of this Lebanese Salad on the web and it has been referred to as a wet bread salad! I guess it can be fine tuned as per individual preferences. So check out my version for Day 1 Week 3 of BM #26.

Ingredients - 

Tomatoes, cubed 3/4 cup
Cucumbers, cubed 1 cup
Lettuce, chopped 2 cups
Spring Onion, chopped 3 Tbsp
Coriander leaves/Cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp
Pita bread, crushed into bite size pieces 1 cup (I used the baked Pita Bites commercially available)
Optional Vegetables (Olives, Red Cabbage, Red Radish etc)
Dressing - 
Sumac 1/2 tsp (An authentic Middle Eastern Spice)
Salt as needed
Lime/Lemon Juice 2 tsp
Olive Oil 2 tsp
Dried Mint Powder 1/2 tsp


Fattoush Salad

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add all the chopped vegetables, putting the tomatoes and cucumbers first.

Sprinkle the crushed pita bread pieces on the top.

In a separate bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix until the salt is dissolved.

Drizzle the dressing on to the salad and toss the salad until the dressing is mixed well.

Serve immediately. If the salad needs to be prepared in advance, then just sprinkle the mint and sumac on the vegetables and mix in salt, Olive oil and lemon  juice just before serving.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.

Sending this bowl of salad to Priya's event 'Healthy Me and Healthy Us'.

Preparation Time 10 min 
Serves 2-3
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, March 17, 2013

28 comments

  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. That bowl of salad looks really refreshing. I haven't tried the sumac yet. Didn't dare to buy the packet at my local grocery store as my husband acts unpredictably averse to spice concoctions sometimes. :)

     
  3. Akila Says:
  4. Healthy salad
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  5. Prathima Rao Says:
  6. Colorful & fresh.!! looks so crunchy that i just want to grab tht bowl & dig into this salad!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

     
  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Fattoush salad, love this health,crunchy munchy salad very much..Tempting me a lot.

     
  9. wow so refreshing and so healthy!! love the different colors!!
    Sowmya
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  10. PriyaVaasu Says:
  11. Being in Middle East, i have never tried or tasted this colorful salad. Looks very inviting!!!

     
  12. PriyaVaasu Says:
  13. Being in Middle East, i have never tried or tasted this colorful salad. Looks very inviting!!!

     
  14. Deepali Jain Says:
  15. lovely salad

     
  16. The salad looks nice and refreshing..

     
  17. Looks very inviting and yummy...

     
  18. divya Says:
  19. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

     
  20. Love this salad, I never added something like pita bread in salad, very inventive. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog.

     
  21. Kalyani Says:
  22. totally inviting there.. wondering if there is a substitute to Sumac.. probably google would assist :-)

     
  23. my Mom just brought me a bunch of spices from her recent trip to Turkey and sumac was among them since I already had some needs lots of recipes to use up. This sounds yummy to try!

     
  24. sushma Says:
  25. Nice and colorful. Such a refreshing salad

     
  26. Saras Says:
  27. Attractive and colorful salad..Soo healthy and filling too..

     
  28. Such a lovely salad! This should taste so delicious stuffed inside the pita with some falafel and hummus:)

     
  29. This looks too good..love that pita in it..colorful and delicious one!

     
  30. Manju Says:
  31. Colorful and inviting one.

     
  32. Such a colorful and inviting salad,looks healthy and filling...

     
  33. Srivalli Says:
  34. That bowl looks very inviting Harini..

     
  35. Looks like a refreshing and filling salad...

     
  36. Pavani Says:
  37. I made fattoush salad ages ago. Yours looks so colorful and yumm!! Will make sometime soon.

     
  38. Padmajha PJ Says:
  39. Never tried preparing these types of salads. MAybe next time must take up this theme:)
    And that bowl of salad looks so colorful...

     
  40. Such a beautiful bowl of goodness.

     
  41. Nisha Sundar Says:
  42. A refreshing salad.Looks colourful and nice. The addition of Pita bread should have been good. It would have given the extra crispiness to the salad.

     
  43. Love the colour, love the freshness and everything about that bowl of salad. Heard about sumac, havent got hold of it as yet...

     
  44. Rajani S Says:
  45. The salad bowl looks so nice and refreshing! I guess the pita can be replaced with toasted bread also, right?

     
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