{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad

{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad

Adapted from my cookbook Keys to the Kitchen

{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad  | http://saltandwind.com Growing up Italian, I thought I knew a thing or two about how to eat until I went to Lebanon. It seemed like there were pre-meals to meals and even in-b...
Skill
Course
Ingredients
15
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Diet
{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad  | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Ingredients
15
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Diet
Vegetarian
{Authentic Fattoush Salad} Tomato Avocado Fattoush Salad  | http://saltandwind.com

Growing up Italian, I thought I knew a thing or two about how to eat until I went to Lebanon. It seemed like there were pre-meals to meals and even in-between meal meals, which meant it was mezze after tabbouleh after fattoush. I left wanting to learn how to cook it all and I started with this simple, fresh, but never boring Fattoush salad made amazing by fabulous tomatoes, pomegranate molasses, and loads and loads of olive oil-soaked pita crisps. Need I say more?

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium minced shallot

    minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground sumac

    plus more for garnish, if desired

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces loosely packed baby lacinato kale, swiss chard, and/or baby spinach
  • 1 cup sweet 100 tomatoes

    halved

  • 2 medium Persian cucumbers

    halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons

  • 6 medium radishes

    halved and sliced paper thin

  • 1 medium bell pepper

    sliced paper thin into rings (optional)

  • 1 medium avocado

    pitted and sliced thin

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

    torn in half

  • 2 handfuls pita chips or toasted pita bread

    crumbled into bite-sized pieces

Instructions

For the dressing: Combine oil, shallot, sumac, honey, pomegranate molasses, and vinegar in a jar, season with salt and freshly ground pepper, close, and shake well to evenly combine. Set aside until flavors meld, at least 10 minutes. Taste, adjust seasoning as desired and serve.

Tip

For more information on sumac, check out this Get To Know: Sumac article.

For the salad: Place lettuce in a bowl then scatter tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, bell peppers, avocado, and mint across salad. Drizzle dressing on salad, top with crumbled pita chips, sprinkle additional sumac (if desired), and serve.

Tip

Pomegranate molasses is a sweet-tart reduction of pomegranate juice and is a highly versatile ingredient worth exploring. You can find it in ethnic markets, buy it online or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even make your own.

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/213-fattoush-salad-recipe

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