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Healthy Recipes: Bar Tikram's Fattoush Salad

Fresh, easy to make and full of flavour

As we are staying indoors and cooking more, we have some fresh foodie inspiration to take your lunch or dinner to the next level. Dany Karam, Executive Chef at Bar Tikram, has shared his Fattoush Salad recipe, for fans of Middle Eastern fare to recreate at home.

This Fattoush Salad is a Middle Eastern favourite; fresh, easy to make and full of flavour. Perfect to accompany any protein, or be a hero dish in its own right, this salad is a healthy option for dining at home.

Ingredients

Serves: 2 – 4 (depending on serving as side dish or main)

Preparation time:  30 minutes

Salad
  • 4 x tomatoes  
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 x cos lettuce bunch 
  • 1 x spring onion
  • 1 x capsicum 
  • 1 x shallot
  • 2 x radish sliced 
  • 1 x pomegranate to garnish 
  • Parsley to garnish
  • 2 slices of pita bread to serve

Dressing

  • 1 gr crushed garlic
  • 8 gr salt
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 10 ml vinegar
  • 170 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml of water
  • 15 ml pomegranate molasses
  • 3 gr Sumac

Method

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half then in 3
  2. Pick the cos lettuce leaves, clean, wash and then chop them
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber, capsicum, shallot, spring onion and radish
  4. Place all chopped salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  5. Start on the dressing by dissolving the salt into the lemon juice
  6. Once dissolved add the pomegranate molasses, and olive oil
  7. Prepare the pita bread by cutting it into thin strips and deep frying it at 175°C until golden brown colour
  8. Season with salt and get ready to build the salad
  9. Combine the salad ingredients with the pita bread in the bowl (leave a handful of pita bread aside), and stir through the dressing
  10. Garnish with fresh pomegranate, parsley and leftover pita bread