The Lebanese kitchen carries many crowns, and Fattoush salad is one of them. What distinguishes Fattoush are 2 main aspects: the number of greens and vegetables it carries, and the complex rich flavor that the pomegranate molasses and/or sumac spice engulf it with. Fattoush is the official Lebanese peasant salad, and farmers just throw in whatever spring/summer harvest they have into the bowl to build up this beauty.
1 big onion or (green onions)
1 tbsp. sumac
1 bunch of watercress leaves
10 leaves of romaine lettuce, cut
2 tomatoes, cut in cubes
4 medium cucumbers, cut in cubes
½ bunch of parsley leaves
¼ bunch of green mint leaves
5 radishes, cut in circles
1 loaf of pita bread, cut in squares & baked
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
5 tbsp. olive oil
Rub the cut onions with the sumac and put them in the serving bowl. Add the rest of the vegetables to the bowl and mix them together. In a small bowl aside, mix the sauce with a whisk thoroughly. Add the sauce to the vegetables and slowly mix. Put the baked pita bread in a separate bowl and garnish the fattoush with it when serving.
Add a bit of extra Pomegranate molasses over each plate for a rich taste.
Better use brown pita bread because it’s rich in fibers.