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Fattoush with Sumac Dressing

Fattoush with Sumac Dressing

The recipe for a scrumptious Middle Eastern salad: Fattoush with Sumac Dressing!

Course Salad
Cuisine Middle-Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara


Sumac Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp sumac
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Fattoush Salad

  • 2 Arab breads khubz
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 2 cucumbers chopped
  • 2 to matoes sliced
  • 4 radishes sliced
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 1 cup parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 cup mint roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate arils


Sumac Dressing

  1. Put all the ingredients in a jar, close it with a tight lid and shake well to combine.
  2. Keep it aside.

Fattoush Salad

  1. Shallow fry the khubz bread in olive oil. When golden and crisp on both sides, remove it and put it on a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.
  2. When cold, break it into pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Mix all the remaining ingredients in a big bowl.
  4. When ready to serve, add the fried khubz pieces.
  5. Pour in the Sumac dressing, mix well and serve.

Recipe Notes

Make sure to add the bread and dressing only just before serving or the bread will go soggy.