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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.


  • 1 piece fresh Pita Bread

  • Olive Oil

  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes sliced

  • 1 roughly chopped Spanish Onion

  • 1 teaspoon sumac

  • 1 roughly chopped Lebanese cucumber

  • sea salt

  • freshly Ground black Pepper to taste

  • 0.75 bunch Mint picked

  • 0.33 bunch picked continental parsley

  • 0.33 bunch picked Coriander

  • 1 Clove Garlic

  • 1 Lemon juiced

  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1.

    Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the pita bread until crispy.

  • 2.

    Tear the bread into a bowl and add the tear drop tomatoes, onion, sumac, cucumber, salt, pepper, mint, parsley and coriander.

  • 3.

    In a mortar and pestle, pound a pinch of salt together with the garlic and add lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and pepper.

  • 4.

    Add the dressing to the salad and serve straight away.

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Posted by Hot ChilliReport
Why would you use Cherries - that would be disgusting!!!
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
This was really, really good. Can't believe it's taken me 8 years to make it since it was first shown on Fast & Fresh!
Posted by KMcBReport
freshness of ingredients, great combination of flavours, lucky, aren't we!
Posted by Sal8Report
Hi Neil, would like to check the Modern Lebanese virgin of Fattoush as it is made in any Lebanese home on a hot summer day ( Fattoush by Sal8). It is wonderful to see our foods made by you , espacially that you kept the name !
Posted by Report
cherries yikes
Posted by ShirleyReport
This is so easy, nutrious and tastes fantastic, especially after Christmas fare
Posted by OssieReport
It's got Gold written all over it. :-)