One of the popular salads of Lebanese cuisine is fettush salad. With fresh greens and toasted bread, it becomes a much more delicious salad than it looks. The original bread used in the salad is Arabic bread. In some sources they say that Arabic bread is pita bread, but it’s not. Pita is a thinner version of Turkish bazlama. Arabic bread is like two fold tortilla. While cooking it becomes like a baloon and after cooked, it fizzles out. But if you don’t have any chance to find it, you can also use pita bread or even tortilla.
One of the things that makes the salad delicious is the sauce. The use of pomegranate sauce and lemon juice together with the sumac adds quite different and pleasant sourness to the salad. An extra motion is added to this flavor with black pepper. You can use this sauce in different salad recipes.
You can find pomegranate sauce in Arabic shops.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 1 roman lettuce,
- 1/2 onion,
- 2 tomatoes,
- 4 small cucumbers,
- 3 small radishes,
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves,
- 1 handful of parsley,
- 1 Arabic bread, pita bread or tortilla,
- 4 tablespoons olive oil,
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate sauce,
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice,
- 1/4 teaspoon sumac,
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper,
- Chop the bread in square pieces and fry in the pan or oven,
- Cut and place the lettuce into a deep bowl,
- Remove the seeds of the tomato and chop into cubes and add to the lettuce,
- Cut and add the cucumbers and radishes,
- Chop and add fresh mint and parsley,
- Beat the olive oil, pomegranate sauce, lemon juice, sumac, black pepper and salt in a small bowl,
- Pour the sauce over the salad and mix it,
- Add chopped bread and mix.