Fattoush has become my Tayta’s favorite salad in recent days. I don’t blame her. It’s a pretty simple salad with tons of flavor. At my parent’s house, we’d usually have Fattoush everyday in Ramadan preceded by lentil soup. I could seriously make a meal out of Fattoush. They two key ingredients: Garlic and Pita Bread. Yes, pita bread. They serve as Arabic-style croutons with much less fat.
The original recipe calls for frying up the pita bread. However, my mother, and Tayta both have been baking their pita bread for Fattoush since as long as I can remember. We’d only get the fried ones for a special treat, namely when my mom hosted her dinner parties.
Ingredients1 Large Pita Bread, cut into 1-inch squares 3 Green Onions, chopped Romaine Lettuce 1 large Tomato 1 Cucumber Vinegar, to taste (I’d say a couple tablespoons, if not more) 4 cloves Garlic, smashed 1 tablespoon Sumac 1-2 tablespoon Olive Oil Sea Salt, to taste
DirectionsPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pita bread pieces on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, until hardened. Mix together the vegetables. Then add the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and sumac. Top the salad off with the pita bread.
Nutrition Information: Cals 95. Carbs 11. Fat 5. Protein 2g. Sodium 108mg. Sugar 2g.