Fattoush is the official Lebanese peasant salad where farmers typically use up whatever goodness they have from their spring/summer garden. A colourful, crunchy tossed salad with a variety of fresh veggies and toasted flat bread in a lemony, olive oil and garlic dressing.

Ingredients

  • 6 c. chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1c. thinly sliced red pepper
  • 1c. thinly sliced green pepper
  • ½ c. thinly sliced green onion
  • ½ c. thinly sliced radishes
  • 2 c. halved rainbow baby tomatoes
  • 1c. quartered and sliced Lebanese cucumbers
  • ½ c. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ c. finely chopped fresh mint
  • whole wheat pita bread, toasted (you may toast entire package and reserve in a plastic bag or tin for future use)
  • extra virgin olive oil (pita bread)

DRESSING INGREDIENTS MAKES ½ CUP (ENOUGH FOR FUTURE USE) STORE REMAINDER IN FRIDGE

  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼. c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove, minced fresh garlic
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Directions

MAKES 13 CUPS / APPROX. 4-6 PORTIONS

  1. Brush pita bread on both sides with olive oil.
  2. Toast in oven until browned and crispy.
  3. Break into small serving size pieces.
  4. Wash and cut all ingredients accordingly and toss in a large bowl.
  5. Add toasted pita chips and as much dressing as needed before serving.
  6. Toss lightly.
  7. Arrange salad on a large platter and garnish with fresh parsley or mint leaves.
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