Fattoush is basically a Mediterranean fried bread salad that typically includes lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and fried pieces of pita bread. So, in Arabic, the word “fattoush” is derived from “fatteh” which literally means “crumbs.” As you can imagine, this Fattoush Salad is basically a hodgepodge of pita bread that’s been seasoned then fried (or toasted) in addition to other vegetables that are in season. For that reason, there are no rules when it comes to the vegetables you use in Fattoush! It’s a great base recipe that you can build upon and dress up how you’d like.
- Pita bread (cut into triangles as best as you can)
- Olive OIl
- Kosher Salt
- 1 large head of romaine
- 1 large tomato
- Olive Oil (About 3 Tablespoons)
- Lemon Juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- Prepare the Pita Bread: In a large pan, heat up high quality extra virgin olive oil, then add the cut-up pita, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and give the pan a good toss.
- If you prefer to bake the pita bread, you can toss the bread, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a baking dish and bake at 425° for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pita bread you use.
As adapted from Feel Good Foodie