llᐈ Fattoush Salad, Freshness and Flavor
The Fattoush salad is a simple preparation, very rich and extra fresh, like most Middle Eastern recipes, let's get to know in depth what it is about.
Preparation time: 45 minutes
In search of an easy, simple and nutritious preparation, that you can do in the blink of an eye, then try the Fattoush Salad, Freshness and Flavor in a single bite
Clean and cut each vegetable as follows: The onion and the bread into very small squares. While the paprika in julienne, the cucumber in roundels and the tomato in segments. Peppermint in ciseler and lettuce in chifonada.
Then proceed to make the dressing where in a clean container, you will introduce: Olive oil, lemon juice, mashed garlic and ginger; cumin, salt and oregano; Stir to integrate the flavors and let it rest for about 30 minutes. If you want better results, prepare this dressing the day before.
Once the macerating time has elapsed, place it in a deep bowl or container and proceed to assemble the salad in the following order: First, place the onions, mix with the dressing, then the paprika, mint and stir a little more. Then, when we do this, we begin to incorporate the vegetables, starting with the cucumber, place the tomato and lettuce on top, without moving.
We stir very well to integrate everything, add the bread, stir a little more and serve immediately.
Fattoush Origin Salad
The origin of the Fattoush salad dates back to ancient times in the Arab areas, made up of countries such as: Lebanon, known and recognized worldwide as its original creator, Jordan, Syria and Palestine.
It is presumed by a well-known myth, which has been told from generation to generation, that the fattoush salad arises in the year 1860, under the skirt of the fierce Lebanese Mount War, where the great attacks on the city led to that many of its inhabitants fled the place, in order to save their lives.
On that pilgrimage they arrived in the Zahlé region, being helped by some families such as the Al-Fattoush and the Dar Al-Skaf, who immediately, seeing them thirsty and hungry, offered them drinks and food stewed with meat.
Foods that were rejected by these Jews, because they were in full celebration of Lent, in view of them, the hosts offered the diners salads with various vegetables, which they chopped into pieces of bread.
Seeing him, one of those present commented to Sir Gregory II Youssef, who, with a clear and audible voice, gave him the name of Fattoush Saladin honor of the owner of the house and also as a dish to eat during the next fasts within the Ramadan festivities.
Fattoush Salad Recipe
The recipe to prepare the Fattoush salad is very easy, it is characterized by its freshness, colorful presentation and its extraordinary flavor; where the crunchy texture merges with the sweet and sour embossing, resulting in a beautiful creation that adorns any table, recreating the view of the diners.
You only have to cut the ingredients that I show you below into cubes, and then season with: lemon, olive oil, cumin, oregano and pieces of ginger.
Fattoush Salad Ingredients
Now, this simple Fattoush salad contains ingredients that are very easy to get and that I am sure are present in your fridge, as is the case with; cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, paprika, oregano, olive oil, ginger, mint, garlic, lemon and the ingredient that gives it crispness "El Pan", tenderly toasted, to achieve that texture.
How do you see, ingredients that are easy to get and that you can only take from your fridge or get it at the supermarket closest to your home.
The Lebanese Fattoush salad has undergone important variations and modifications, depending on the place of origin, for example, in the Moorish countries, lettuce is replaced by watercress and purslane and mint by sprigs of mint and parsley.
As well as, radishes are also added and many cooks rule out the presence of onion, introducing sumac and pomegranate juice into the dressing to enhance the flavor and to achieve that characteristic bittersweet flavor with greater force.
I hope you do not stop making this powerful and succulent Fattoush Salad, a very good opportunity, so that the spoiled ones of the house learn to fall in love with legumes and vegetables; a classic from the Levantine countries, perfect to start with dietary regimens, since it is a friendly dish with the organism, free of fats, polyunsaturated foods, excess carbohydrates, just a few small slices of bread and that's it, so I urge you to prepare it with all the confidence in the world.
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