This traditional middle eastern salad can be served alongside a hearty meal or enjoyed as a light snack. Right now through May 15, organic lemons and cucumbers are just $0.99/lb in our Produce department, so grab a couple and pick up some house-made naan from our bakery today to try your hand at Fattoush!
1/2 pound romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cucumber, diced into 1/2-inch pieces (Only $0.99/lb at the Co-op)
1 tomato, chopped
3 scallions, diced
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
4 tablespoons lemon juice (Lemons only $0.99/lb at the Co-op)
3 tablespoons olive oil (Shop the bulk aisle to reduce waste)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 pita bread, toasted and broken into bite-sized pieces
Thoroughly wash hands, utensils, and produce.
In a large salad bowl, gently toss the romaine, cucumber, tomato, scallions, parsley and mint.
In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Toss the salad with some of the dressing, add the pita pieces and mix gently. Taste and add more dressing as needed.
This traditional Middle Eastern salad goes well with many Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like lentil soup, lemon chicken, lamb dishes or kebabs. Add chunks of feta cheese or Kalamata olives to add more complex flavors and serve with lemon wedges.
120 calories, 7 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 69 mg. sodium, 13 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 3 g. protein