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Fattoush Salad

Description:

Fattoush salad is a great mix of fresh vegetables, a bright dressing, and pieces of crisp pita bread. Add feta cheese, and other flavorful items at will. Easy, light, yet filling – it’s a great addition to grilled dinners or as a light dinner all on its own. Fattoush salad is endlessly flexible. Use the recipe below (with its many options) as a starting point. Play around with adding and subtracting ingredients depending on the magical combination of your taste and what’s in your kitchen.

Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes, chopped

2 cucumbers, peeled, chopped

1 small head romaine lettuce, trimmed, cut crosswise into 3/4″ strips

1 green pepper, chopped

1 spoon of pine nuts

2 spoons of dry cherries

¼ cup feta cheese, crushed

1 bunch parsley, chopped

1 bunch mint, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 onion, chopped

1 whole-wheat pita bread, toasted (optional)

1/4 cup of oil

2 lemon juice and zest

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

  1. Crush garlic and add salt
  2. In a large bowl place the crushed garlic and salt
  3. Add lemon juice, oil and spices
  4. Add chopped vegetables, mix well
  5. Coating the toasted pita in olive oil prevents it from getting soggy when mixed with the vegetables and dressing.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories 240, 18 g carbs, 16 g total fat (mono), 6 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber

Created by: Paola Garza

 
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