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3 years ago10,000+ Views
Healthy Fattoush To Save Your Fat Toosh (Vegan)
Alright, that was corny, but it's always been completely impossible to say 'fattoush' without making that joke. What IS fattoush, you ask? It's the coarsely chopped Middle-Eastern answer to a Greek salad, as the two use a fairly similar dressing and are wonderfully light alternatives to whatever that creamy ranch and bacon bits disaster you've been calling a 'lunch salad' is. What sets it apart from Greek salad, however, is what gives fattoush its edge. Broken pieces of well-toasted pita bread soak up all of that delicious flavor and give the salad a nice crunchy crouton-esque ingredient. Once you've made this once or twice, it will probably be one of the easiest dishes to freestyle when you've got a whole bunch of fresh vegetables and no bottled dressing around. ------------------------------------------------------------- Fattoush (Salad with Bread Crumbs) 2 loaves pita bread 1/2 head of Romaine lettuce 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 cucumber, peeled and cut in small pieces 4 tomatoes, cut in small wedges 1 green pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp. chopped mint (or 1 tbsp. dried mint) Salt and pepper to taste Toast bread. Break into small pieces and set aside. Add chopped vegetables and toss until well mixed. Add lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and oil. Toss bread with the above ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately before bread gets lumpy. ------------------------------------------------------------- Feel free to add your own ingredients! Fresh chickpeas, red onion, crumbled feta, kalamata olives, or a sprinkle of sumac seasoning are all really popular additions.
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The toasted pita bread could be my new favorite salad accessory :)
3 years ago·Reply
I love Greek salad so I'll have to try this out soon!!
3 years ago·Reply
@Sjeanyoon Do it! I feel like fattoush is all the flavor of Greek salad amplified!
3 years ago·Reply
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