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Peasant Salad [Fattoosh] :
Submitted by: Teta Salwa | Date Added: 4 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Salads

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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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• 1/2 lb. flat bread (Arab bread) toasted and broken into small pieces
• 2 1/5 lbs chopped cucumbers or the heart of medium lettuce cut into small pieces
• 2 lbs. tomatoes cut into small pieces
• 10 oz. onions finely chopped
• 6 oz. olive oil
• 8 1/2 oz. juice of sour pomegranate or juice of sumac
• Soak sumac seed (about 4 oz. in 12 oz. of warm water). Squeeze sumac seed then strain and use the strained juice.
• 1 clove of garlic mashed with salt
• 2 tbs. salt
• 1 bunch of purslane (baqle)

• Toast and cut bread into small pieces.
• Sprinkle cold water over it. Chop all the vegetables and add them to the bread.
• Mix well. Add mashed garlic, juice and oil and toss well.
• Serve on a platter and garnish with pomegranate seed and a little chopped onions and tomatoes.
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. :)