Mum’s Fattoush Recipe

The tastiest salad ever. I might be biased though.

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Fattoush Salad Recipe
Fattoush Salad Recipe

How wonderful it is to have a mother like mine. She loves to cook and I love to eat. Win win situation. My children love her food as well. She has started making me watch and take down instructions on how to make some of our favourite dishes. Here is her fattoush salad recipe.

Before we get to the recipe, just a quick background about fattoush. It is something she learnt whilst living in Lebanon. It is a middle eastern salad dish which is traditionally eaten with your hand. The salad has pieces of grilled bread through it which is used as a chip to collect the salad and eat it. I personally prefer it without the bread and with a fork. This dish works well as a side with some kebab. Ok, I better get on with the recipe!

Fattoush Recipe

Ingredients

fattoush recipe
Fattoush Ingredients
  • 4 x lebanese cucumbers
  • A few radishes (we only had one because I kinda ate the rest…oops)
  • 2 tomatoes. Mum uses Roma
  • Half an onion (mum had some spring onions so she threw that in too)
  • 1 capsicum
  • Quarter iceberg lettuce
  • A small bunch of parsley
  • A small bunch of oregano
  • A small bunch of mint
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of sumac
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Optional (lebanese bread)
Fattoush Recipe
Olive oil, lemon juice, salt, sumac

Instructions

  1. Chop Cucumbers. Slice down the middle first and then start chopping. Throw them into the bowl

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    Throw cucumbers into a bowl
  2. Chop the tomatoes and radish and throw it into the bowl.

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    Chop tomatoes
  3. Chop the capsicum and onion and throw that in as well (lot’s of throwing)

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    chop onion and capsicum
  4. Guess what’s next? Chop the lettuce and throw it in the bowl!

    Fattoush Recipe
    Add Lettuce to Fattoush
  5. Pull the leaves off the stems of the parsley, mint and oregano. No need to chop them. Once you have done that throw the leaves into the bowl.

    Fattoush Recipe- deleaf herbs
    Pull the leaves off the stems of the parsley, mint and oregano. No need to chop
  6. Add the oil, lemon juice, sumac and salt in and mix.

    Fattoush Recipe
    Olive oil, lemon juice, salt, sumac
  7. At this point the fattoush is ready for me but for a true fattoush, grill some lebanese bread. You only need to grill it until it is slightly brown and brittle. Break them apart and throw them in the bowl.  Some people fry it because the salad is too healthy otherwise.

    Fattoush Salad Recipe
    Fattoush Salad Recipe

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