A traditional Levantine salad, Fattoush usually includes stale pita and sumac, a tart spice. But in the interest of keeping it light, and not having to hunt down an ingredient like sumac, I kept it simple. If you want a more authentic experience, add sumac and dried or fried pita chips; but as is, you have a fresh, bright salad, filled with great flavor and texture.
1 large cucumber (thin skinned), halved and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon chili flake
1/2 cup parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 cup mint, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.