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Fatoosh (Middle Eastern Bread Salad)
Susan Kline - Flint, Michigan, USA

Whenever I take this to a vegetarian potluck, it is always the first to go.
I put it in an all glass, clear salad bowl.

  • 3 pita breads
  • 1 lb. romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 3 green onions, white and green finely chopped
  • l cucumber, peeled, deseeded and cubed
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, cubed
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • l Tab. dried mint
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
  • l tsp. sumac (optional)
  • salt to taste
Toast the pita breads and with a scissors, cut into bite sized pieces.
Set aside.

Toss lettuce, green onion, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, garlic and mint in a large mixing bowl.
Add lemon juice, olive oil and sumac.
Add bread and then salt to taste.

Best if allowed to chill for a few hours before serving.

sumac is a maroonish colored middle eastern spice that can be found almost anywhere.
It adds a nice color and flavor.
It's not necessary, but a very nice touch to this recipe.