Lebanese Radish Fattoush Salad

The name ‘Fattoush’ derives from an Arabic word meaning ‘small crumbs’, which aptly describes the bite sized chunks of toasted pitta bread featured in this tasty salad. Radishes – another key ingredient in this salad – are incredibly easy to grow in Lebanon and for many signal the start of summer, making them a popular ingredient. In this recipe, they offer a fresh, crunchy bite and when tossed together in a zingy dressing with chopped tomato, cucumber, shallot and feta, create a deliciously simple salad. This is a great recipe for using up stale pitta bread too.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes

You’ll need

for the dressing

  • 1 small clove garlic crushed
  • 15 mint leaves, chopped
  • juice and zest of a lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

for the salad

  • 2 stale pitta breads
  • 20 radishes, quartered
  • 2 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, peeled & chopped
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 150g feta, crumbled
  • 2 tsp sumac or Zatar seasoning

What to do

Mix all the dressing ingredients with some salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Toast the pitta and tear into bite sized pieces.

Tip all the salad ingredients apart from the sumac into a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and toss well so all the salad is coated in dressing.

Transfer into a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle over the sumac.

Per Serving: Calories 311 | Sugar 5g | Fat 19.4g | Saturates 6.9g | Salt 1.8g