Fattoush salad is a refreshing salad, lettuce, cucumber and tomato salad tossed with crunchy toasted pita pieces and dressed with pomegranate molasses dressing. It’s a great way to use leftover pita bread from the Mezze DCchallenge
Serves 4 to 6
1 cucumber, thin sliced
4 tomatoes, sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 Romaine Lettuce heart - cut to salad pieces
1/2 cup of Halloumi Cheese - diced (Feta is a good substitute)
1 pita, cut into 12 pieces
½ cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) divided
4 t sumac
2 T pomegranate molasses
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Combine lettuce hearts, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion ang halloumi cheese in a large salad bowl.
Brush pita pieces with 2 T EVOO and sprinkle w/ sumac. Place under broiler and toast for 2 to 4 minutes, until golden on both sides. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Mix remaining olive oil, pomegranate molasses, sumac, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously to form a smooth dressing. Add pita chips to salad and toss to combine. Pour dressing over salad and toss again to combine. Serve immediately.
Tips: Toss leftover morsels of lamb meat w/ Fattoush Salad for a quick lunch or dinner.