A great use of stale bread, fattoush is a refreshing salad popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.
Recipe by: Emily Paster
Emily is the author of the food and parenting blog West of the Loop, named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids. She is also a regular contributor to Chicago Parent magazine.
INGREDIENTS - 4 servings
1 Whole cucumber(s), chopped
1 Whole red onion(s), diced
1 Pint grape tomatoes halved or chopped Roma tomatoes
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Cup olive oil
4 Oz fresh dill minced
To make croutons, preheat oven to 350. Cut bread into 1 inch squares. Toss with olive oil and spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown and crispy. Allow to cool. In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, tomatoes, onion and croutons. Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Pour dressing over vegetables and croutons. Add chopped dill and season with salt and pepper. Serve room temperature or cold.
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