Well, the meaning of fattoush in Arabic is "crumbled bread". It also has several different spellings. It is a Lebanese dish and it has a terrific flavor.
Like many middle-Eastern dishes it incorporates lots of fresh veggies as well as delicious herbs and other seasonings.
This is a pretty quick fattoush recipe version that you can pull together without a whole lot of fuss. Instead of bread in the traditional sense, we used pita bread and broke it rather than actually crumbling it. We think you'll like it!
4 whole pita bread
1 cup diced plum tomato
1 cup dice red or green bell pepper
1cup of chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped green onion with some green
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup fresh chopped mint
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil (evoo)
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
How We Make It
Slice the pita down the center to form 8 thin slices
Toast it under the broiler until it is lightly browned.
Watch it closely as it will burn quickly.
When it has cooled break it into large pieces.
Combine all veggie ingredients in a large bowl.
Drizzle the olive oil over the veggies and toss to coat.
Whisk the lemon juice and vinegar in a smaller bowl and
pour it over the veggies. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Serve over the pita bread pieces.
Makes about 4 servings.
Calories per serving: 265
Total fat: about 8 grams
Cholesterol: 0 mg
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