Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from Travel to Lebanon Website. "This tart and refreshing Lebanese salad is very versatile: you can make it with lettuce or purslane, and with or without bread or cooked rice. The fresh herbs are important not only to add flavor but also to hold the ground sumac that gives the dish its distinctive taste." Enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Bake the pita bread directly on the oven rack for 10 minutes, or until the bread is dry and crisp but not browned. Let the pita bread cool completely, then break it into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce with the sliced scallions, cucumbers, quartered tomatoes, chopped parsley, mint leaves and ground sumac.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add the toasted pita bread pieces to the salad and toss again. Serve at once.
  4. NOTE: Sumac is a fruity, tangy spice that is ground from the dried berries of a wild Mediterranean bush. It is available at Middle Eastern markets.
  5. Can be served also with cooked rice, red onion, Feta cheese, hot peppers as a side dish with Grilled Chicken, Lamb or Shrimp, if you like.