Fattouch is a middle eastern salad made with fried or baked pita to make pita croutons, then tossed with a variety of chopped veggies and fresh herbs. Typically tomato, cucumber, onion, romaine and mint and or cilantro. The dressing bright, often with the addition of sumac. A really beautiful salad that would be a great addition to a feast of falafel or other vegan middle eastern inspired fare.
I ate this salad for days and it evolved into a heartier version that can stand alone as a meal. The addition of ancient grains adds a nutty taste and great texture. I think whatever you have on hand or prefer works here. I tried it with Freekeh and Farro, both good, but feel free to use quinoa or even cooked lentils. I had Dukkah on hand so that ended up in the recipe too. It was just too tasty to leave out and fits the middle eastern inspired dish perfectly. Then lastly I added avocado, the dressing is bright so a bit of creamy rich avocado is a good contrast to that.
These are approximate ingredients. You can't go wrong with this salad, whatever ratio you like is how you should make it. I like lots of pita croutons...like I mean lots. Maybe you want less.
I usually make a double batch because I like having yummy dressings on hand. I never buy salad dressing because I just don't care for it, plus it's simple to make yourself.
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