Fattoush with Feta

What is Fattoush, you say? Well, it’s a delicious Lebanese salad with pita and a citrus dressing, similar to tabbouleh, (the classic Middle Eastern wheat salad), take away the bulgar and add the pita. If you’re not too familiar with Mediterranean food, this is a fantastic place to start as you’re likely to recognize most of the ingredients! This recipe was originally taken from a Joyce Goldstein cookbook, Mediterranean Fresh, and adapted to meet my preferences.

Fattoush with Feta
What you’ll need:
4 to 6 small pita breads
1 recipe Basic Citrus Dressing (recipe follows)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups diced tomatoes, cut 1/2 inch thick
2 1/2 cups diced cucumbers, cut 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
6 tablespoons finely chopped green onions (white and green parts)
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup thinly slivered fresh mint
4 cups loosely packed romaine strips, cut 1 inch wide
4 oz feta cheese crumbles
For the dressing:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pita breads on a baking sheet and bake until they are dry, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, break the bread into large bite-sized pieces.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. In a large salad bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green onion, parsley, feta, and mint, then add the pita pieces and the romaine, and toss with dressing. Serve immediately.
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of this quick, delicious, and healthy Mediterranean meal!

P.S. Feel free to add some kalamata olives! They are a MUST add for next time around!


This entry was published on December 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm and is filed under Dinner, Lebanese, Salad, Vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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