If fattoush salad is not in your regular culinary vocabulary, add it in now. This Mediterranean bread salad is crunchy, fresh, colorful, and, like most good Mediterranean foods, stunningly good in its simplicity. Lucky you, this lunch hour!
'Fattoush' on Serious Eats
As Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi write in the introduction to Na'ama's Fattoush in Jerusalem: A Cookbook, there is no escaping chopped salads in Jerusalem. Some are simple amalgamations of tomato, cucumber, onion, and lemon vinaigrette, while others, like Arab fattoush, contain a cornucopia of vegetables mixed with leftover pita bread.
If you made panzanella with pita instead of Italian bread, you'd have fattoush. Once just a thrifty way of making use of stale pita bread, Lebanese fattoush has grown into a desirable dish in its own right. The secret, notes...