Fattoush is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with chopped tomato, romaine, herbs, and cucumber. It’s usually topped with small pieces of crispy, deep-fried pita bread and generously sprinkled with sumac, a delicious, tart spice with a slight raisin or sun-dried quality and bright crimson color. It’s what makes fattoush taste so lemony. In the fall, early winter, or spring, when apples and radishes are looking good, this salad has incredible, bright flavors that pop in the mouth. In the wintertime, I like to substitute escarole for the romaine, pomegranates for the apples, and mandarins for the radishes.
— Ana Sortun
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Reprinted with permission from Soframiz by Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick, 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
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