Fattoush Salad with Sumac and Fried Arabic Bread

02 Dec 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

Serve up this authentic Arabic dish for a traditional treat


Arabic Bread
1 piece of Arabic bread
500ml corn oil

1 large lemon
160ml olive oil
Salt (according to taste)

4 baby cucumbers
4 small tomatoes
6 large cos lettuce leaves
2 whole spring onions
4 flat parsley stalks
5 mint stalks
2 tsp sumac powder
2 radishes

Serves: 4


1. Heat the corn oil in a medium sized saucepan and deep-fry the bread until golden brown.
2. Remove the bread from the oil with a perforated kitchen spoon and place on absorbent paper to drain off any excess oil.

Mix all salad ingredients in a medium bowl and toss the salad.
2. Place the oil and lemon juice for the dressing in a small mixing bowl. Whisk them together, then add the salt and put to one side.
3. Add the dressing to the mixing bowl with the salad, placing it in a bowl serving four people.
4. Add the garnish and the bread on top of the salad and serve.

INFO: This recipe was provided by Al Nafoorah at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai.