The Fattoush is a salad very typical of the Arab countries and Turkey of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The salad is made with different vegetables along with flat bread (pita) cut into strips (sometimes in cubes) and fried or roasted.
Compared with Tabbouleh, the cut vegetables to make fattoush are relatively larger in size, one of the most characteristic ingredients of fattoush is the sumac that gives it a characteristic acidic taste (sometimes reinforced by the use of lemon juice).
Before Preparing a Rich Fattoush Salad, you need to know something very important
The fattoush is a wonderful Syrian bread salad. Flax seeds (and their oil) contain not only phytoestrogens, but also parsley, garlic and soy yogurt, but also essential fatty acids. These essential oils help maintain hormonal balance and promote healthy skin and hair. Both peppers and tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, ideal for fighting free radicals.
Ingredients for fattoush recipe:
- 2 large pita breads
- The juice of 2-3 large lemons
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 6 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cucumber, cut to dice
- 2 small peppers, preferably of different color, without seeds and small dice
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 100 ml of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
- About 6 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- About 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
- About 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon of golden flax seeds
- Freshly ground black sea salt and pepper
- Grenade for decoration (optional)
- Soy-serving yogurt (optional)
Preparation of the fattoush recipe
1. Open the pita bread horizontally and toast them slightly on both sides; Then break them into bite size pieces.
2. Just before serving the salad, put all the ingredients, even the bread, into a large glass salad bowl and stir them well. Season to taste and add more lemon juice if needed.
3. Serve immediately, decorating the dishes with grains of pomegranate if desired and accompanying them with soy yogurt apart.
1. Mix the salad just before serving.
2. The zaatar is salty and a little sour, it is important that you first taste the salad with everything before you put the salt, because you may feel that you do not need it.
3. If you do not like to eat whole pita bread, you can replace it with paleo pita bread or eggplant chips.
As a contour in your lunches or dinners, a light snack or a meeting between friends or family, without a doubt, the Fattoush salad is a rich and fast healthy recipe.
I give you some ideas: you can prepare a delicious KABAB’S, and accompany with this salad. You can also make a KIBEH starter, and second, the above mentioned Lebanese salad.