Monday, July 16, 2012

food (food) | fattoush salad

I'm convinced that I could easily live in the middle east solely because of the food. I love everything from shawarma to kubideh to hummus and my personal favorite - fattoush salad.  This salad is super simple, but has a big bold flavor.  Even though it seems simple to make, I would always resort to getting it from my favorite restaurant or take out place because it just tastes so much better when someone else makes it.  However, I caved in and finally made it for myself.  I ended up liking it so much that I ate it for an entire week. :)

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Here's what you'll need:
  • 1cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers (you'll want these veggies to be roughly the same size)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup crushed pita chips 
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt (I use Mama Garlic seasoning from Whole Foods - it tastes great on everything!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Place all vegetables and pita chips into a large bowl.  In a separate small bowl, add lemon juice, garlic salt and olive oil.  Whisk together and pour over salad.  Mix until coated evenly.
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    I usually serve the salad with a piece grilled chicken served on top for some protein, but the salad is great all on it's own.  For a full meal middle eastern feast you can serve with dolmas (store bought for me), hummus and a piece of pita bread.  Enjoy!

    7 comments:

    eek said...

    Looks delicious! I will be trying this soon - thanks for the recipe.

    The doll on fashion said...

    It looks delicious and I love Dolmas so much. It's years since I last had any.

    Doll on fashion

    Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

    I seriously love salads in the summer!

    Sarah said...

    This looks yummy!

    Clara Turbay said...

    you are special so you make this blog great.

    Christen said...

    I love fattoush, but have never actually tried to make it myself. Thank you for providing the recipe! Can't wait to try it out. *Hugs*

    Piper Alexander said...

    This looks positively yummy! I'm curious about the garlic seasoning, is it just like garlic salt or does it have other ingredients?