Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fattoush salad

Fattoush is a delicious Lebanese Bread Salad

Ingredients (serves 4)

Nonfat cooking spray
2 whole wheat pita bread rounds (6-7" in diameter)
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
1 large cucumber, cubed
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, minced

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350º. Cut the pita bread in half then separate the layers. Lightly spray with nonfat cooking spray then place on a baking sheet and bake for about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven then break the bread into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, add the romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and mint. Lightly toss to combine. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until well-coated.

Add the bread pieces and toss until combined then serve.

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