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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fattoush Salad | How to Make Fattoush Salad | Healthy Recipes

Last month had been an indulgent one for me foodwise. If you have checked my last month's posts, you will notice I posted mostly sweet dishes - brownies, kheer, peda. All that was part of the themes I chose to do for that month's blogging marathon.

But, the result is now seen when I stand on the bathroom scale!

Such is the life of a food blogger - I want to cook all the delicious dishes in the world, but then I have to take some steps back as ultimately I will be on the receiving end.

So, for this month, I decided I would start the blog with something really healthy. My chosen theme for the first week of BM#79 is Lebanese cuisine. And today I am posting the recipe for Fattoush Salad, albeit a customised one. I will tell you why?

Fattoush is a Lebanese bread salad - greens, veggies and toasted pita bread pieces are the main ingredients. But, I have never loved bread croutons in my salad and for that reason, I have skipped the toasted pita chips in the fattoush salad I made.

Second, the dressing typically used for this salad has two vital ingredients among others - sumac and pomegranate molasses. Sumac is tangy dried powder made from a kind of Middle Eastern red berry. Pomegranate molasses as the name says is made from pomegranate and is a commonly used ingredient in Middle eastern cooking. I didn't have both these ingredients at hand, so I made the dressing without them. I have read that these two ingredients can make a lot of difference to the salad and I will surely try them whenever I get to buy them.

I did search about making pomegranate molasses at home and there were many links that said you could make it by cooking pomegranate juice over a low heat for a long time. But, then I am really wary of cooking fruit juices. So, I dropped the idea and went ahead to make my customised Fattoush Salad.

Let's check out how I made my Fattoush Salad.

Fattoush Salad

Inspired from here
Ingredients:

4-5 Romaine Lettuce leaves washed and chopped
1 large tomato, chopped in chunks
1 small cucumber, chopped in chunks
1 small onion, sliced
a handful of mint leaves
a handful of coriander leaves, chopped
1 cup chopped pita bread pieces toasted ( I didn't use)

Dressing:
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3-4 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp sumac ( I didn't use)
2 tsp pomegranate molasses ( I didn't use)

Process:

1. Mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a bowl and whisk nicely.
2. Mix all the salad ingredients except toasted pita bread pieces.
3. Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad. Top it with pita chips (if you like) and serve immediately.

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9 comments:

  1. That is so true, being a blogger is so tough. That is why I try to feed others whatever I make so that I don't have to worry about my weight gain. This is such a great colourful and refreshing salad.

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  2. Agree with gayatri... being a blogger... everytime we gain lots of weight due to our recipes. Otherwise salad looks awesome healthy meal.

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  3. Fattoush is a very refreshing salad! Totally agree to your comments... being a food blogger is difficult. The love for food wants to make you cook or bake and eat, but the end result is not very encouraging so you feel like not wanting to do it...

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  4. I love bread salads but had never had the Fattoush. Learnt something new. Pita bread and vegetables combo sounds great.

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  5. wow.. Such a colourful and refreshing salad.. Beautiful Share..

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  6. this is a healthy and fresh salad that is one of my faves but I include the bread :)

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  7. Talk of weight and bloggers ! We have to be on a constant watch , wish God had given us a stomach which would not store and the weight could be maintained 😜 . Your version of Fattoush sounds great .

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  8. This salad looks so refreshing with multitude of colors and I completely agree with you about the cons of being a food blogger :)

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  9. Your version of the salad does look very colourful and inviting..somehow I am not very keen on sweetish taste for a salad, so I will settle for this..:)..and one of the reasons why I mostly take up kids theme is that we don't have to take in all that.heheh..

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