Israeli Salad | Arabic Salad | Fattoush Salad

FattoushI got the idea from this from Jerusalem: A Cookbook. Their version includes buttermilk, which they say is not traditional but sounds good to me, as I love buttermilk based dishes. Alas, I had no buttermilk so made do with a more traditional rendition, using lemon juice, olive oil and parsley.  Some recipes call for mint.  I actually did have a little bit of sumac to top it off, but it would be good without it.  It’s a great little side dish to go with or on top of falafels.

I just mixed it up to taste. I chopped:

  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • red onions
  • green onions
  • red pepper
  • parsley

Then added enough olive oil and lemon juice (2:1 ratio roughly) to coat, added some salt and sprinkled with the sumac.

I’ve still only made the falafels from a mix so don’t have a recipe. But here are links to a tahini sauce and cucumber and yogurt sauce.

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