Transform day-old pita into an out of this world salad. Our Fattoush Recipe at Tawla mixes arugula with pita rusks, sumac onions, almonds, and date vinaigrette, making an excellent salad that brings everything together.
To make pita rusks, tear a day-old pita bread by hand into rough bite-sized pieces and place it in a bowl with roughly 4oz of olive oil. Each piece should be soaked in olive oil, leaving your bowl wiped clean. Spread the pieces on a baking tray and toast in a 400 degree oven, checking and stirring every 10 minutes. You want the largest pieces to have an even, golden brown and crunchy exterior with just a bit of chew in the middle, while the smaller pieces will be completely dried and crunchy, giving excellent texture to the salad. —Azhar Hashem