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Toasted Bread Salad [Fattoosh] :
Submitted by: Rosa | Date Added: 4 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Salads

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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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Ingredients

• 1/2 Lebanese round bread (pitta), toasted
• 3 medium firm tomatoes, washed and chopped
• 3 slender cucumbers (250g9 oz), washed and chopped
• 3 medium radishes (250g9 oz) (1 cup), washed and chopped
• 4 spring onions, washed and coarsely chopped
• 1 medium onion (1/4 cup), roughly chopped
• 1/2 cup lemon juice
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed with a pinch of salt
• 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
• 2 tablespoons vinegar
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
• 1 cup coarsely chopped parsley
• 1 cup small purslane leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon ground sumac
• 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet green pepper
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 8 crisp cos (2 cups) lettuce leaves, torn into bite size pieces
Preparation

• Break toasted bread into small pieces and keep aside.
• Wash the chopped mint, parsley and purslane, and then drain well.
• Mix crushed garlic with salt, oil, vinegar, dried mint, lemon juice and ground sumac and keep aside.
• Put all ingredients in a serving bowl.
• Add toasted bread pieces and dress with garlic mixture, mix well.
• Serve Fattoosh if you wish garnished with additional toasted bread.
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)