FATTOUSH SALAD

FATTOUSH SALAD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

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.

FATTOUSH SALAD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

FATTOUSH SALAD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

Combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.  Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.