Fattoush Salad by Neil Perry (Lebanese)

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READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by KateL

Entered for ZWT, from Australian chef Neil Perry, "Fresh and Fast". This version of the Lebanese dish uses mint, Italian parsley and cilantro (fresh coriander) instead of romaine or other lettuces. Sumac comes in berry or ground form; the berries last longer. Sumac has a sour, tart (lemony) and salty taste; (it is an important ingredient in Za'atar seasoning mixture). There is no good substitute for sumac; it is available through mail-order or at Middle Eastern grocers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the pita bread until crispy.
  2. Tear the bread into a bowl and add the tear drop tomatoes, onion, sumac, cucumber, salt, pepper, mint, parsley and coriander.
  3. In a mortar and pestle, pound a pinch of salt together with the garlic and add lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and pepper.
  4. Add the dressing to the salad and serve straight away.

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