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Fattoush Salad #SundaySupper

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One of the things I long for during the long, cold, dreary winter is meat on the grill.

Nothing smells better. Nothing tastes better. Well, only if you’re a carnivore at heart, of course.

One of my favorite things on the grill is lamb … lamb chops, to be exact. And to bring this end-of-the-winter, let’s-celebrate-the-spring feast together for me nothing is better than a Fattoush Salad from Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson.

The salad is bright and fresh. Great, simple ingredients, simply dressed.

To make the salad gluten free,  just skip the last step and don’t add the pita bread.

This is another one of those do-ahead dishes that just gets better as it sits waiting for you to devour it! And devour it you will!

  • 2 pita breads
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise and chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • Generous handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 6-8 T olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt
  • 1 t Sumac powder to sprinkle over finished salad

Ingredients

NOTE: I used an English cucumber and had to cut it into eighths, not quarters. I find they’re much less watery.

Panorama

Gently, but thoroughly, mix the chopped red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley and garlic together.

Waiting

Dress the salad with the olive oil, lemon juice and a little salt.  Refrigerate until almost ready to serve.

You want to have the pita bread still slightly warm and crisp, so this final step should be done just before serving.  Split the pita bread in half and toast or put in the oven for five minutes.  They should be crisp, but not completely brittle.

Using scissors, snip, or just break apart with your hands, the toasted pita bread into medium to small pieces and stir into the salad mixture.

NOTE: This was a lot of salad for two people. Knowing I’d be using the rest of this salad for lunch the next day, I sprinkled the pita shards on top so they would be eaten then and wouldn’t be a yucky, soggy mess in the salad the next day.

Done

Sprinkle over the sumac so it is noticeable but not too thick.

This is part of another wonder Sunday Supper. This week’s theme ‘Free for All’ hosted by Beate at The Not So Cheesy Kitchen. Check out the rest of the posts if you get a chance!
Breakfast
Breakfast

  • Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut & Soy Free Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding by girlichef
  • Dairy & Nut and Sugar Free Blueberry Tangerine Muffins by Vintage Kitchen
  • Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free Homemade Mango Jam Recipe by Masala Herb

Main Courses

Sides
Breads

Treats

Drinks

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  5. Oh my…I would LOVE to have this!

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  7. Annie, your meal sounds spectacular! I’ve heard of but never seen nor tasted fattoush. Sounds like the perfect summer side…now bring on the garden tomatoes!!!

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  9. Ahh, salads with bread in them, so perfect for summer! I never had fattoush, it looks sensational Andrea!

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  12. Fattoush is wonderful and a big favorite here, but it’s just a salad with out the toasted pita! There are some gluten free pitas on the market, and it can be made at home as well.

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  14. Your fattoush salad sounds and looks very inviting. I grew up with this salad, my mum would make it once in a while. Thank you for sharing your recipe. =)

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  16. What a fantastic salad!!! I love every single ingredient in this and it sounds just perfect. This will most certainly make an appearance at our Supper Table in the near future. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 ~ Bea

  17. What a lovely and fresh dish… and thanks for the reminder to try grilled lamb this summer!

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  19. This is very similar to Israeli salad which I love–looking forward to trying your version, and definitely going to serve it with grilled lamb!

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  24. A perfect summer salad! I can only imagine how good it is with fresh picked tomatoes and cucumbers. I can even see it as a topping or condiment on so many things. Yum!

  25. I only ever think of fattoush as having bread, never knew it wasn’t an integral ingredient!

  26. Love all the veggies!

  27. Simply a beautiful salad! You used such great ingredients. I would love to have this! Oh and the addition of the pitas, love that!

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  31. This salad is beautiful. Perfect for summer and I love the addition of pitas, as well.

  32. Nice, but I think I try the last step too ! Must be so filling with the pita. Since I’m GF, will try it with a version of GF pita that I make ! Great recipe !

  33. I love fattoush salad! It’s a favorite, simple salad during the summer.

  34. I agree, grilled lamb chops are to die for! This salad goes ever so perfectly with it…

  35. I’ve never had fattoush before but this salad looks fabulous and I want to eat it all summer long. Everything looks so vibrant and refreshing!

  36. What a beautiful salad! My local supermarket now stocks gluten-free pittas, so I could enjoy this pitta and all!

  37. This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing your salad with us!

  38. This sounds like a perfect, fresh salad for summer.

  39. We ate this salad a lot in Turkey. I am planning on making it for my niece’s birthday party because I have a lot of sumac to use up. 🙂

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