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Fattoush

Fattoush
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Type Salad
Main ingredients Pita, mixed greens, vegetables
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Fattoush (Arabic: فتوش, also fattush, fatush, fattoosh, and fattouche) is a Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz 'arabi) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables.[1] Fattoush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural) or fatta, which use stale flatbread as a base.[1][2]

Fattoush includes vegetables and herbs according to season and taste. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Staghorn sumac is usually used to give fattoush its sour taste.

Etymology

Fattūsh is derived from the Arabic fatt "crush" and the suffix of Turkic origin -ūsh. Coining words this way was common in Lebanese Arabic, Syrian Arabic, and as well as in other dialects of Arabic.

Ingredients

Primary ingredients

Optional ingredients

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Wright, 2003, p. 241
  2. ^ Claudia Roden, The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, 2008, p. 74

Bibliography

  • Wright, Clifford A. (2003). information Title Little foods of the Mediterranean: 500 fabulous recipes for antipasti, tapas, hors d'oeuvre, meze, and more (Illustrated ed.). Harvard Common Press. ISBN 1-55832-227-2. 
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