flawless fatoosh

Serves: 6


1/3 lettuce

2 medium cucumbers

2 medium tomatoes

1 carrot, finely grated

1 spring onion

1/2 cup black olives

2 – 3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/3 cup white vinegar

1 Lebanese pita bread

juice of half a medium lemon

10 parsley sprigs, finely chopped

handful fresh mint, finely chopped

pinch of: salt and dried, crushed mint

drizzle of olive oil or your favourite type


Chop the lettuce to your preferred size. Generally it’s diced finely.

Do the same for the tomatoes, and spring onion.

Tip: use kitchen scissors to dice spring onion. It makes the job so much  more easier!

Add the vegetables into a serving bowl.

Finely dice the cucumber, similar to this method.

Add the parsley, fresh mint, and cucumber to the bowl.

Add the crushed garlic into the vinegar and leave aside to infuse.

Take the pita bread and toast until golden in a pan or grill. When ready, break into bite sized pieces.

Alternatively, and more traditionally, rip the bread into bite sized pieces and fry in a deep fryer until golden (they usually only need a few seconds in the oil).

You can leave the chopped vegetables covered in the fridge until it’s serving time. Do not add the rest of the ingredients, as the bread will become soggy and the vegetables will droop because of the acidity of the vinegar and lemon.

Before serving, add the juice of half a lemon, the vinegar and garlic mixture, and the salt, mint, and oil.

Fold in until all the vegetables are evenly coated.

Toss in the toasted pita.

Serve as part of the dinner menu, or munch on it for lunch! Either way,



4 thoughts on “flawless fatoosh

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says:

    I have a beer opener that’s shaped like Homer Simpson and goes yes, yes, oh yes when you open a beer. I was doing this looking at your recipe. I’m so thrilled I have, or can easily get, all these ingredients. It looks so wonderful.

  2. fatisrecipes says:

    🙂 thanks guys… Well, if Homer gives this recipe a thumbs up, then it must be good 😉 I haven’t tried this with pomegranate molasses, but it sounds like a great idea. I got pomegranate yesterday from my grandparents, so I’ll try it with some soon! 😀

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