Fattoush (Peasant Salad)

(Peasant Salad)

The name Fattoush is derived from the Arabic word and is often pronounced ‘fadash’. It is one of the most popular salads in Lebanon. One of the great advantages about Fattoush is that can use a variety of vegetables according to taste preferences. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to Tabbouleh. 

Ingredients for salads: 

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup toasted pita bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 small green pepper (capsicum), chopped
  • 2 small cucumbers peeled and chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup chopped spring onions
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint (1 tbsp dried mint)
  • 1 tbsp sumac (optional)

Ingredients for dressing: 

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 glove crushed garlic

Method: 

  • Place all the salad ingredients in a serving bowl and toss well.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  • Adjust salt and lemon juice according to taste.
  • Serve on a salad plate.
  • Serves for 6.

(Keywords: fattoosh, fatoush, fatoosh, fatush )