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Fattoush, a Levantine Salad with Sumac

Fattoush, a Levantine Bread Salad

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 pita bread
  • half a cucumber, peeled & chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, cubed as above
  • 1 large handful radishes, sliced thinly
  • 2 spring onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 handful lettuce (any), cut to same size as cucumbers
  • 1 large handful lambs lettuce
  • half a green chilli, chopped fine (optional)
  • small handful mint leaves, finely chopped
  • large handful flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon


  • juice of 1 lemon (23 tbsp)
  • 12 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, to taste, I prefer less for a more piquant dressing
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sumac


  1. Cut the pita bread into strips and toast either in the toaster or in the oven at 220˚C for about 10 minutes, until just brown.
  2. Crumble into bite size pieces.
  3. Crush the garlic in a pestle or mortar with the salt. Or use your knife.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the garlic paste with the rest of the marinade ingredients and leave aside.
  5. Place all the ingredients, except for the lemon zest, in a large salad bowl and toss to mix thoroughly.
  6. Sprinkle the lemon zest all over and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 4