RAMADAN DISH: Fattoush Salad

Ramadan Recipe

Ramadan has begun! And during this month of fasting from dawn until sunset, it’s important for those in the Muslim community to eat a hearty meal during the hours that they may eat and drink. Fattoush Salad is a popular dish to have during this time and here’s a recipe from BBC Good Food.

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Serves: 2, easy

Ingredients:

2 tomatoes, chopped into chunks

¼ cucumber, deseeded and sliced

½ red onion, sliced

1 small head of romaine lettuce, shredded

A handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped

A handful of parsley leaves, roughly chopped

2 pitta breads

1 tsp of sumac

Grilled chicken (optional)

For the dressing:

½ garlic clove, crushed

2 tbsps of red wine vinegar

1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

The juice of ½ lemon

Equipment Needed: Salad servers, large bowl, wooden spoon, 2 plastic boxes

The night before, toss together all the salad ingredients except for the pitta bread and sumac. Make up the dressing and season to taste. Leave these separate until the morning.

The next morning, toast the pitta breads until lightly golden. When cool, tear into pieces and combine with the salad and dressing. Spoon into 2 plastic boxes and sprinkle over the sumac.