Fattouche Salad

Not as well known in our culture as tabbouleh, which is like this, a Lebanese salad, fattouche is just as delicious. It gets its characteristic touch from the use of small bits of toasted pita bread. 

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 2 large pita breads
  • 4 ripe flavorful plum tomatoes, or 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and sliced
  • 3 to 4 scallions, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 small head dark green lettuce, torn, optional
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to tast

e Toast the pita breads in a 375-degree oven or toaster oven until golden and just beginning to become crisp, about 8 minutes. When cool enough to handle, tear into bite-sized pieces or cut into 1-inch squares with kitchen shears or a sharp knife.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a serving bowl. Add the cut pita and toss again. Serve at once.

 

 

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