Lebanese Peasant Salad – Fattoush a favourite in the Lebanon and a great way to use up stale pita bread.  You can add as many greens vegetables as you wish to this salad but make sure they are chopped very finely.

IngredientsLebanese Peasant Salad – Fattoush

For the Dressing
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tbsp.)
1/2 c. olive oil

For the Salad
2 pieces stale pita bread
1 tbsp. water
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
3 spring onions, finely chopped1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c. chopped fresh mint
1 c. finely chopped fresh spinach
1/2 head romaine lettuce, finely chopped


To make dressing, crush garlic clove with a garlic press or if you don’t have a press use the back of a spoon.

Combine garlic and salt in a small dish and stir to form a paste.

Add lemon juice and olive oil, mix well, then set aside.


Place pitas on a baking sheet and place under the grill. Toast each side for 3 to 5 minutes, or until crisp and lightly browned.

Break pitas into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with 1 tbsp. water.

In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients with the toasted pita. Sprinkle with the  dressing, toss again, and serve immediately.


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