Fattoush salad is a Lebanese bread salad full of vegetables and fresh herbs.
To make it gluten-free, I decided to replace the pita bread with seasoned roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans). What I created may not be an authentic Fattoush salad, but it sure is delicious!
I admit that I’m not an expert when it comes to Lebanese cuisine.
However, it’s easier than ever to learn about the food from countries all around the world, and I think it’s fun to experiment with different flavors. One resource I recommend checking out is Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine.
Prior to realizing I have a gluten-sensitivity, I really liked the Fattoush salad I tried in restaurants.
And since I haven’t found any gluten-free pita bread that is also vegan, I thought, why not use chickpeas instead? It’s such a versatile legume, don’t you think?
Before we get started with the recipe, we will need just a few special ingredients.
Now I know what you’re thinking.
I hate buying ingredients that I will only use in one recipe!
But rest assured, I promise that once you try them, you will be glad you bought them. And I know you will be using them in other recipes (maybe even in some I share with you in the future!)
Sumac is a berry ground into powder that has a mild citrus flavor. You can sprinkle it on hummus or oven fries, and it is used in many Middle-Eastern dishes.
Pomegranate molasses has a sweet-tart flavor and can be used in dressings and glazes and in baking.
And guess what? You can use both of these ingredients in this recipe for Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate-Sumac Dressing. Doesn’t it look delicious?
The only special tool I recommend for this recipe is the herb scissors I told you I used to make Raw Strawberry Mango Avocado Tacos. It really makes chopping fresh herbs a breeze, and I feel it is definitely worth the money. You can even cut the herbs when they are wet. Plus cleaning the scissors is really easy.
I hope you enjoy this Fattoush salad! Please let me know in the comments what other salad recipes you would like to see on Veggies Save The Day.
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So are you ready to make Fattoush salad? Let’s do it!