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Authentic Lebanese Fattoush

Authentic Lebanese Fattoush

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
George

George

Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, good for hot weather. This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and used in Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cooking. Purslane is succulent with a lemony flavor, and makes a nice salad green. I find them at farmer's markets.

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Mix the water and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove from heat, and mix in lemon juice, garlic, sumac, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, parsley, mint, bell pepper, purslane, and arugula. Toss with the dressing, and serve with pita.
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lovetocook
223

lovetocook

2/25/2009

i am lebanese, and this is my favorite salad. But just to note: the ingredients used in this recipe are right but the problem remains with the sauce that you are using. the real sauce requires: lemon juice, olive oil, sumac and garlic. and if you like, u can add a pinch of zaatar(A lebanese mixture of savory, thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds. Available prepared in most Middle-Eastern groceries).

ronya
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ronya

10/2/2007

thought the recipe was pretty good i make fattoush all the time the only difference is i dont use constarch in the dressing and i add red onion and raddishes for more flavor!!

johnnyblaze1
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johnnyblaze1

6/12/2008

I love Fattoush, I grew up with it as a kid. One suggestion I have is to toast the pita bread in an oven/toaster oven until crispy, break it into bite size pieces and mix it into the salad. It is a healthier option than frying the pita as another user mentioned, and adds a nice crunch to the fattoush.

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