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Fattoush (Lebanese Bread Salad)
Recipe adapted from Dan Wright, Abigail Street, Cincinnati, OH
Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 7 minutes
2 pita rounds, sliced in half crosswise and separated to make 8 single-layer pita halves
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons za'atar spice
1 English cucumber, chopped into ½-inch pieces
2 yellow bell peppers, chopped into ½-inch pieces
3 medium tomatoes, chopped into ½-inch pieces
2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
3 medium lemons, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the pita slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with ¼ cup olive oil. Sprinkle with the za'atar and bake until golden-brown, about 7 minutes. Set aside to cool, then crumble into small pieces.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and onions. Add the lemon juice and the remaining ¼ cup olive oil. Add the crumbled pita and season with salt and pepper. Mix just to combine and serve immediately. Calories per serving: 397; Sodium: 467 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 35 g; Fiber: 5 g; Fat: 28 g