Green Stockings Craft & Design

April 18, 2010

Amazing Fattoush and Sorta-Caesar Salads

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 11:18 PM

So far I’ve been doing pretty well with the exciting salads we’ve been making for dinner lately. (Healthy! Low-carb! Uses inexpensive ingredients – fruits and veggies!) Bear’s felt kinda so-so about so much salad, but that’s mostly because he just doesn’t enjoy vegetables. We make up for it with croutons, chicken or some other meat either in the salad or beside.

Tonight, we present Fattoush! Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, which I have adapted for the very selective taste buds in this house (and even so, Keiran didn’t like it, *sigh*).

1 red bell pepper, chopped finely
1 large handful spinach, chopped finely
4 or 5 lettuce leaves
1 zucchini, quartered and chopped
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed, and allowed to dry a little
2 large handfuls of grapes, halved
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 large handful of parsley, very finely chopped
1 handful of mint leaves, very finely chopped
2 extra large stale pita breads, cooked to a golden brown in the oven, and crunched up into little bits

Toss all ingredients in a salad bowl, and dress with salad dressing:

All to taste:
Canola oil
Lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Garlic, minced or grated

Toss again with dressing. Sprinkle lightly with ground coriander, and liberally with sumac, toss again.

Refrigerate to let flavours combine.

Enjoy!

Things this recipe could have included: tomatoes, cooked asparagus tips, honey in the dressing, red onion, chopped apple, artichoke hearts.

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Saturday night’s salad was a sorta-caesar:

Lettuce & spinach ripped up
1 Tomato, chopped
BBQ chicken, chunked up
1 orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut up
Most of a quart of blackberries
1 zucchini, quartered and chopped
1 onion, sliced fine

Tossed with caesar salad dressing (Rene’s – the good stuff!)

Dressed with home-made croutons! and fake bacon bits.

Yum!!

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