When most people think of Lebanese food or food from the Levant region, they often think of Hummus, Falafel and Fattoush. I’ve shared several hummus recipes before, but I have not shared my Fattoush Salad Recipe. After asking all of you on Facebook, which recipes you’d like for Ramadan, Fattoush was at the top of the list!
I love adding a variety of crisp vegetables. Some are more traditional, but you can’t really go wrong!
One of my favorite Ramadan dishes is fattoush! Its so flavorful and was a stable on every menu during the month, while I was growing up. When our garden was ready to harvest, my mom would add our garden fresh mint, tomatoes and cucumbers 😀
The chopping of the vegetables can be tedious, but I really find it therapeutic. Using a really sharp knife and a sturdy cutting board, will make the task much easier.
For the dressing, I highly recommend making it in a jar. This allows all the ingredients to marry and emulsify properly. I also recommend allowing the dressing to sit for 10 minutes. You can make the dressing first and then chop all your veggies 😀
- 1 large head of romaine lettuce, chopped, about 5 cups
- 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup chopped radish
- 1 cup diced bell pepper
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 tablespoon finely grated garlic (I use a microplane)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sumac
- 3 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
- 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large pieces of pita bread
- In a large bowl, add all the chopped vegetables
- Place dressing ingredients in a jar. Shake them until emulsified and set aside.
- Toast pita in the oven until golden brown.
- Break the pita into small pieces, it should be about 2 cups of pita pieces.
- Shake dressing up once again and pour over the vegetables. Toss until well combined.
- Add the pita and toss again.
Make this recipe? I’d love to see. Please tag me using #CreateAmandasPlate