Fattouch–my favorite traditional lebanese salad

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This salad requires several ingredients including “SUMAC”–which is a spice you might find at a middle-eastern store. The quantities are not essential, however the taste is really enhanced with lots of good-sweet tomatoes & fair amount of parsley & mint.

If you have left over, don’t toss it, it tastes great the next day. Don’t let the marinated croutons turn you off…it’s still so tasty!

GENTLY TOAST A FEW SMALL PITA BREAD UNTIL CRISPY BROWN (eg:toaster oven at 300 for 15 minutes)

CHOPPED CRISP ROMAINE
SEVERAL DICED SWEET TOMATOES
1/2C THIN SLICED SWEET SPANISH ONIONS
1C CHOPPED ENGLISH CUCUMBER (OR OTHER KIND)
1/2 BUNCH OF CHOPPED RED RADISHES
1 THIN SLICED OR CHOPPED RED PEPPER
1C OF CHOPPED PARSLEY
1/2C CHOPPED FRESH MINT
TOP WITH BROKEN TOASTED-PITA CHIPS
SPRINKLE WITH SEVERAL TABLESPOONS OF SUMAC (2-4 OR MORE)
SPRINKLE WITH PLENTY OF SALT & SOME PEPPER
TOSS WITH 2:1 OLIVE OIL/LEMON JUICE
ADJUST SEASONING

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