Sunday, May 6, 2007

Fatush - Middle Eastern Bread Salad

Sumac comes from the berries of a bush that grows wild in Mediterranean areas, especially Sicily and southern Italy, and parts of the Middle East. It can be used in the same way as lemon juice.

  • 1 loaf crisp local bread
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped very small
  • 5-6 cucumbers, chopped very small
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lettuce heart, shredded
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste

Cut up the bread into small pieces 1 to 1 1/2 inches square. Sprinkle with cold water, and place in a salad bowl. Pile all the vegetables and the mint leaves over the bread.

Mix lemon juice, sumac, salt and oil. Pour over fatush and toss.

Serves: 4

Recipe from In Mama's Kitchen

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

made a variation from Backyard Cooking with stale pita for the bread; very good, and a hit at the party