Fattoush is a traditional Eastern Mediterranean salad made out of toasted or fried pita bread mixed with greens. Sumac is used to give this salad a fruity astringent taste. Sumac is the dark purple / red berries of a bush grown throughout the Middle East and parts of Italy. It is sold ground or in dried berry form.
Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the pita bread until crispy.
Tear the bread into a bowl and add the tear drop tomatoes, onion, sumac, cucumber, salt, pepper, mint, parsley and coriander.
In a mortar and pestle, pound a pinch of salt together with the garlic and add lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and pepper.
Add the dressing to the salad and serve straight away.
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