Monday 14 May 2012

Fattoush-Lebanese peasant Salad

Fattoush is a simple but tasty salad that is commonly known as peasants salad in Lebanon.It is given this name because it is made from any seasonal vegetable that is readily  available and its very easy to make but absolutely delicious to eat. The original recipe of Fattoush can be found here.


2 Man'ooshe breads
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
1 carrot grated
120 grams/ 4 oz cooked sweet corn
120 grams/ 4 oz diced cucumber
2 medium tomatoes finely diced
1 red onion finely diced
red and green bell peppers finely diced
2 leaves iceberg lettuce finely shredded
2 tablespoons fresh coriander finely chopped
6 small red radish diced

1/2 tablespoon sumac
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses (I used honey instead )
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes


1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste with 1 tablespoon olive oil and brush this on the man'ooshe flat breads.
2. Place them under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes until crispy.
3. Remove from the grill and cut into 1 inch squares and keep aside.
4. In a jar add the olive oil, garlic, salt, chilli flakes, honey,thyme, sumac powder and lemon juice and mix well. Keep aside
5. In a large bowl add the  carrot, bell peppers, lettuce, sweet corn,onions, cucumber, radish, coriander  and tomatoes and toss together.
6. Add the grilled toasted man'ooshe bread and pour over the prepared dressing. Toss well and serve immediately.

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Flavours of Lebanon, event by guest hosted by Sara' Corner


  1. Yes, this is a very popular salad.. we get it in all the Lebanese restaurants.. I add parsley to it.It's nice and refreshing in summer.

  2. Omg, fantastic and super filling salad.

  3. looks fresh and healthy.

  4. Wonderful salad. I have not had this before, but I will bookmark and try it.

  5. wow luv lebanese food this looks awesome !

  6. I love fattoush but I make it the Jordanian way with a lot more lettuce and parsley and the bread is fried but grilling is obviously healthier.

  7. Not just for peasants! Lovely salad.

  8. Not just for peasants, lovely salad!


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