The Typical Ramadan Dishes: Arabic Fattoush Salad Recipe – Muslims in the Arab region will be presenting fattoush as Iftar menus. Food is a salad of fresh vegetables which will be blended with toasted pita bread. Fattoush originally come from Lebanon and Syria, which spread to the region of the Middle East.
- 4 teaspoons ground sumac, soaked in 4 teaspoons warm water for 15 minutes
- 3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons (or more) pomegranate molasses
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons (or more) white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 8-inch-diameter pita breads, halved, toasted until golden brown, broken into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oi
- Kosher salt
- 3 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped, or 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 pound Persian cucumbers, or one 1-pound English hothouse cucumber, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
- 6 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 Little Gem or baby romaine lettuces, or 1 small head romaine lettuce, trimmed, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch strips
- 2 cups (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 cups purslane leaves or additional 3/4-inch-strips romaine lettuce
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- Ground sumac (optional)
Combine sumac with soaking liquid, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. pomegranate molasses, garlic, 2 tsp. vinegar, and dried mint in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, whisking constantly, until well blended. Season with salt; add more lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, and vinegar to taste, if desired.
Place pita pieces in a medium bowl; pour oil over and toss to coat. Season pita to taste with salt.
Mix tomatoes and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add 3/4 of dressing; toss to coat, adding more dressing by tablespoonfuls as needed. Season with salt. Add pita; toss once. Sprinkle sumac over, if desired.