Fattoush For You!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


It's time.

After posting this, this, and this, it's time I show you something fresh and healthy. 

Plus, you know I love me a good salad, and this fattoush is no exception. A little deviation from the traditional Lebanese dish, I withheld the lettuce and added some chickpeas for protein. 

This salad also has baked pita chips. You could always chop the veggies really small and use the pita chips as a scooping device, kind of like a Lebanese chips and salsa? 

We've got options! 


ingredients 
1 can (14.5 ounces) of chickpeas drained and rinsed 
1/2 large English cucumber, large dice
3 medium tomatoes, large dice
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 cup feta cheese
extra-virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon fresh mint, minced
salt and pepper 
2 rounds of fresh Syrian bread



Preheat oven to 425
Cut the Syrian bread into quarters and separate tops and bottoms. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle on any desired dried herbs; here I used garlic powder, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper. Bake until brown and crispy, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile whisk together 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, 1/8 cup vinegar, the juice of half a lemon, mint, salt, and pepper. Adjust to your preference. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and chickpeas. Add in the dressing and toss. You can marinate this part of the salad in the fridge. (Up to 24 hours).

Right before serving add in feta cheese and broken pieces of baked Syrian bread.




Enjoy!



20 comments:

  1. I am OK with fresh and healthy. This sounds awesome!

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  2. i loooove fattoush! there's an awesome restaurant in norwood, byblos, that i always visit when i'm in boston + they have the tastiest fattoush ever. i could so go for some right now. yum!

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    1. That sounds great Amy! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jen

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  3. This looks so refreshing. I've been on holiday mode for weeks now and it has to stop. Christmas then Valentine's Day = sweets all over! This salad is a much welcomed break! Can't wait to try it for myself! :)

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  4. Oh jeez! I fortgot about Valentine sweets!! Haha sweets all over for sure!

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    Jen

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  5. This looks so yummy. Just this morning on the way to work I was thinking of searching for a new salad. Kinda tired of the same green salad - and I have almost everything I need. Will just have to buy feta. Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for stoping by LeahJo! Hope you enjoy!!

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    Jen

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  7. Mmm, it looks great. I love the vibrant colors. Makes me wanna dive right in to some healthy food...right after one of your funfetti donuts!

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    1. Hahah Thanks for stoping by Averie!

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      Jen

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  8. Thanks for your nice comment on my site!
    I'm always looking for new veggie and salad recipes, this looks really great!

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  9. this salad looks delicious...love your blog design :)

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  10. This sounds - and looks - incredible! Mmmmmm! I definitely plan on giving it a try soon.

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  11. Thank you Brynn! I hope you enjoy it!!

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    Jen

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  12. This looks really good and I love how colorful it is! Plus, anything with chickpeas is bound to be a winner in my book!

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  13. I simply love fattoush salad. I have never made it before as I usually get it at my favorite restaurant but your recipe looks easy enough so I will definitely give it a try at home.

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