Fattoush is a Lebanese salad. It is fresh and refreshing. The crisp pita bits are the best parts in the salad. (OK!Confession - I can't live without my carbs!!)

The juiciness of the tomatoes, the freshness of the mint, the sourness of the lemon etc all come together so well.
This salad is great for lunch boxes too. The dressing stays good in the refrigerator for a few days.

Pita bread - 2 (I used whole wheat pita bread)
butter to brush on the pita.
romaine lettuce - 1 , roughly cut
cherry tomatoes - 8, halved
english cucumber - 1
red onion - 1/4, sliced
red pepper - 1 , cubed
mint  leaves- a small handful chopped

for the dressing:
extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 cup
lemon juice - 2 and a half tbsps
garlic - 1 pod, crushed
ground sumac - 1 tsp
salt and pepper to taste

  • Pre heat the oven to 220 degrees . Cut each pita into two and then cut each half down the middle like in the pic below so each half is thin. Spread some butter on it. Place the pitas on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until crisp and toasted. Cut them up into small bite sized pieces and set them aside. 

  • Cut the cucumbers into bite sized pieces like in the pic.
  • In a large bowl, add the lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions and mint leaves. 
  • Add the pita just before serving. 
  • Drizzle with some dressing and give it a good toss. Serve.
To make the dressing:
  • Mix all the ingredients in a small glass jar and give it a good shake.

  • Toast the pita breads in the last and keep them warm in the oven. Add them to the salad only when you are ready to serve.

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