After Tabouli, crunchy fattoush salad is the most well-known salad in the Middle East. There are many ways fattoush can be made and presented. Some people use more ingredients than others, but what differentiates fattoush from any other salad is the fried bread combined with fresh herbs and vegetables. What I love about this particular fattoush salad is the flavours of the sumac and spices in the dressing and, of course, the crunchiness of the bread.
Do you want this salad to be a complete meal? Check out my roasted chickpea & hummus salad. It’s perfect when you have leftover hummus and want to keep your weeknight meal simple, healthy, and satisfying.
Remember though that this salad is all about the crunchy bread!
Cut the bread into 2-3cm squares using kitchen scissors. Heat the oil and fry the bread until golden. Place it on a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with sumac while still hot so that the sumac sticks onto the bread. Toss to evenly coat the bread.
Roughly chop the tomatoes and place them into a strainer so that the juice runs through. Prepare all salad ingredients and combine in a large bowl.
Place all ingredients for the dressing in a jar, season with salt, and shake well. Pour over chopped vegetables and mix. Place the sumac fried bread over the top or toss it through the salad.