Fattoush is a delicious Lebanese salad topped with fried khubz (basically crunchy pita chips), radishes, and tomatoes. Often, it’s topped with Shawarma seasoned chicken morsels. Locally, it’s fourteen bucks a pop and almost an hour away to get to.
Sumac is a dark red powder that imparts the lovely sour taste that Fattoush is known for. As such, it is absolutely essential and should not be omitted if you want to achieve an authentic flavor profile. It can be found at any middle eastern grocery store, as well as online.
Fattoush salad dressing mix
2 teaspoons ground sumac
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon mint
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine all the ingredients together in a small jar or baggie. Seal and label until needed. (Makes one mix).
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pkg of the mix (as listed above)
Combine the Fattoush dressing mix with lemon juice and olive oil in a jar or dressing cruet. Seal and shake well to thoroughly combine. For best flavor, chill the dressing for at least four hours in the refrigerator. Once the ingredients are saturated, they’ll float to the top. Shake well prior to serving.
A good fattoush salad is made with romaine, radishes, cucumbers, tomato, onions, peppers, and various other vegetables. Toss the salad in the Fattoush dressing, top with crunchy fried khubz (fried pita chips).