Fattoush

Fattoush is the beloved Lebanese salad of infinite variations. Perfect for hot weather, crunchy, fresh vegetables make up the majority of this dish and are unique to each family.  

Sumac

The authenticity of fattoush lies with sumac and the crisp flatbread, similar to croutons. A crushed red berry, sumac provides a distinct, tart flavor similar to lemon, and is incredibly common in Middle Eastern dishes.

Add Grilled Meat or Vegetables

Serve fattoush with grilled chicken, beef, or vegetables seasoned with our Lebanese Baharat blend. Pure dry-roasted cooked garbanzo beans make another good addition.

Alternatively, go for another Lebanese classic: Shawarma.

Ground Sumac
Ground Sumac
Variations
The Fattoush Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
[1] Allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, fenugreek, cloves, ginger, nutmeg

[2] Sumac

Lebanese Fattoush

Lebanese Fattoush

Fattoush is the beloved Lebanese salad of infinite variations. Perfect for hot weather, crunchy, fresh vegetables make up the majority of this dish and are unique to each family. The authenticity of fattoush lies with sumac and the crisp flatbread, similar to croutons. A crushed red berry, sumac provides a distinct, tart flavor similar to lemon, and is incredibly common in Middle Eastern dishes. Add meat or oven-baked vegetables seasoned with our Lebanese Baharat blend.  
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders, or thighs
  • 3 cups lettuce cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 Persian cucumber
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 cup red radish halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup flat parsley or mint chopped
  • 2 pita bread cut into 1x1 inches chips
  • lemon juice
  • olive and vegetable oil

Fattoush Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Allspice black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, nutmeg, and ginger
  • [2] Sumac

Optional

  • ▪ Add to salad to taste: pomegranate molasses or syrup sliced onions, and/or grated garlic
  • ▪ Add dry-roasted cooked garbanzo beans
  • ▪ Serve with extra pita bread

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • Cut chicken into 1/4-inch thin strips.
  • Rub them with salt to taste and all Fattoush [1] spices until all strips are evenly coated.
  • Place chicken in a sealed bag or container and let marinate in the fridge overnight.

Salad

  • Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces.
  • In a large BOWL, mix 1 tbsp lemon juice, Fattoush [2] spices, salt to taste, and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Add all vegetables and herbs, and toss lightly.

Fry

  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  • Fry pita chips in several batches until crisp. Take them out and set aside.
  • In the same PAN, heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil over high heat.
  • Fry chicken strips until they turn brown.

Serve

  • Serve salad, pita chips, and chicken in separate bowls.
  • Everyone can create a salad plate with pita chips and chicken to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

▪ Substitute chicken with sirloin beef, or vegetables*.
▪ Substitute pita bread with any flatbread.
▪ Top meat with a tahini or yogurt sauce*.
▪ Make Shawarma instead*.
*For all recipes click here.
Keyword allspice, fenugreek, sumac
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