Fattoush

BM # 45 Week 3 Day 3

Fattoush is a salad from Middle East. This was on my to do list since long, and when I made these buns I thought of using them in my salad besides serving these with a nice Broccoli soup. I served this salad to my friends who had been asking me to host a salad party for them. Of course there were four more salads,I shall share the recipes soon, till then enjoy this one. Normally feta cheese is used for this salad, but somehow I do not like its flavor so instead I made fresh herbed cottage cheese ,which tasted amazing.
The salad ingredients can vary according to their availability.



Fattoush 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
bread, torn or cut into pieces
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 yellow capsicum
Few cherry tomatoes
1/2 red onion, diced
3/4 cup chopped parsley/ coriander
3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
ground sumac
crumbled feta cheese / fresh cottage cheese

Heat oil and lightly toast the bun pieces, you could use also use a day old bread or pita bread.
Combine cucumber, tomatoes,capsicum red onion, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and sumac in a bowl.
Gently toss salad with fried bread pieces.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Finish with crumbled cottage cheese.




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