Fattoush with Hummus

I tried this salad a few nights ago at the Casa Palestina here in Barcelona for a friend's birthday. It's incredibly easy to make and delicious! It is eaten in Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria and was created to make use of stale pita bread by frying it and combining it with seasonal vegetables.

Serves 3-4

What you need:

for the fattoush
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
10 black olives, sliced
2 cups lettuce or spinach
1 tsp mint
2 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 pita breads

for the hummus
2 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1.5 tbsp tahini
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup water
1.5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt

For the salad, you can choose to fry or toast the pita bread (I recommend frying). Cut or tear the pita bread into pieces and fry in olive oil for around 1-2 minutes or until crispy. Strain the pita pieces in a colander or on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Mix all of the fattoush ingredients together and then mix in with the fried pita bread. For the hummus, put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until a creamy paste forms. Add more salt or olive oil if necessary. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. this looks so yummy! i will be making this soon!

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  2. Be sure to comment on your results, and enjoy!

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