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Lebanese Fattoush Salad

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Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water or light vegetable broth

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 head romaine, washed, dried and torn into small pieces
  • pita bread, toasted and broken into bite size pieces

Notes:

This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and used in Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cooking. Puslane is a weed, yes, but makes a nice salad green. Slightly succulent with a lemony flavor. I find it at farmer's markets.

  • Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, good for hot weather.

    Preparation:

    Mix water or broth with cornstarch in small saucepan over high heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add remaining dressing ingredients and let cook in refrigerator.

  • Mix salad ingredients in large bowl. Add salad dressing and toasted pita and mix well. Serve immediately.
  • Salad can also be eaten sandwich-style inside pitas.

    Servings:
    Source: Michelle Dick, Bryanna Clark's new book, "The almost No Fat Holiday Cookbook"
    Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
    Date: Aug 15, 1995
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