Fattoush

Ingredients

1/2 cup minced fresh mint, parsley, basil, or 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1 small red onion, minced
1 large or 2 medium ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and roughly chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup basic vinaigrette or extra-virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed

Preparation

1
Preheat the oven to 350F.
2
Place the pitas on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 15 minutes, turning once or twice, until they are dry, slightly crisp and a little but far from completely browned.
3
Tear the pitas into bite-size pieces.
4
Toss the pitas with all the remaining ingredients, adding vinaigrette or oil and lemon juice to taste. Serve immediately.

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About

This recipe comes from Mark Bittman's book, 'How to Cook Everything.' It says, "A traditional Greek salad that is also good with strong mint, or a combination of mint and thyme. Spread it on pita bread or crackers or serve it on a abed of greens dressed with lemon." Prep time - 45 minutes.

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

December 10, 2009

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