Fattoush is favorite bread salad in all Middle Eastern countries that uses the freshest vegetables of the season and day old or toasted bread and dresses them lightly. This salad can be either a main course for lunch and dinner, or a side dish to the main.
In this version the addition of grilled cabbage gives this salad a nice smokey flavor and extra crunch that the traditional lettuce won't provide. Go ahead, fire up that grill and throw the cabbage on. —Chef Reza Setayesh | Plant Loving Humans
For the Salad
small red onoin
vine ripe tomatoes, diced into large cubes
Persian cucumber, sliced
pita bread, cut into wedges
tofu feta OR cow's milk feta, crumbled
For the Dressing
red wine vinegar
whole grain mustard
ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
In This Recipe
Preheat grill. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut cabbage in half lengthwise, brush lightly with olive oil, and proceed to grill until deeply charred. Immediately place in the fridge to avoid cooking the cabbage any further.
Cut pita into small wedges and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt. Place on a cookie sheet pan and place in the oven for about 7-10 minutes, or until crisp and toasted. Cool on a rack on the counter.
Prepare salad ingredients and place all in a large bowl, including the grilled cabbage and toasted pita wedges.
Place all dressing ingredients in a glass jar and shake vigorously prior to dressing the salad.
Add the amount of desired dressing to the salad and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.