Best Fattoush Salad You Are Gonna Try

Friday, September 4, 2020

I am not a huge fan of salads. Shocking right? Well not so shocking if you know me and when most recipes on here are not salads or all that healthy - but they are delicious. However,  there is an exception to everything. I love fattoush salad, a lot. Well I love the kind they serve at Co Co Di (side note if you are in YEG you should def visit them). Over years I have tried to re-create said salad and eventually came pretty darn close.
Here is what you will need:
1 large double ply pita bread cut into triangles
3 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly cracked pepper to taste
1 large head of romaine lettuce chopped
1 large vine-ripe tomato diced
2-3 Persian cucumbers quartered
1/2 a large green pepper chopped
5 radishes diced
2 green onions/scallions chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

3 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves pressed or grated
1 teaspoon sumac substitute grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses substitute balsamic glaze
1/2 teaspoon mint fresh or dried
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
How to make it:
In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat. Add the pita bread and season with kosher salt and freshly cracker peppers.
Fry the pita for 5-7 minutes until the pieces are crispy and golden in color. (Alternatively, bake the pita bread at 425F° for 5-10 minutes.) Set the fried bread aside.
In a large bowl, add the salad dressing ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sumac, pomegranate molasses, mint, salt and pepper. Whisk together until the dressing is emulsified and well blended.
Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, radishes, green onions and parsley to the large bowl of dressing and toss to combine.
Add the fried pita bread to the salad immediately before serving and gently toss again.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.