Last night I spent the evening with 4 of my favorite girlfriends, if you follow my twitter (@Hayliek) then you might have even seen some of our pictures. My long time bff Bev chose a Mediterranean restaurant called Mantee for us…and it was to die for. Not only did we run into friends, we had a great bottle of wine and an even better meal. The Fattoush salad was one of my favorites! Here is my take on it…
What you need:
Romaine lettuce, radishes (anyone notice these are my fave??), cucumber, tomatoes (I used heirlooms), 1/2 cup fresh mint, 1/2 cup fresh dill, 1/2 cup italian flat leaf parsley, juice of one lemon, 1/4 cup good olive oil, whole wheat pita bread, spicy seasoning blend, sprinkle of sea salt, black pepper, paprika.
Heat oven to 350degrees. Lightly drizzle Olive Oil over pita bread and sprinkle spicy seasoning. Bake till brown and crispy. Approx 6 mins.
Chop it up…Toss it up.
*A traditional Fattoush actually calls for a spice called powdered Sumac. It’s niche and a little hard to find…If you are feeling like an adventure, find it! It really adds a whole other level of flavor. I, however…was too lazy for the hunt tonight. Great with…great without.
**To make this salad even easier, pre-made pita chips work great too!