Since my exams finished, I have wanted to do very little. That feeling, combined with my relatively endless free time and longing to socialize, has made finding something to make when entertaining my most challenging decision (yes, I am being dramatic). Enter, fattoush. With radishes, parsley, pita chips and pomegranate molasses, It has enough extra pizazz to make it seem like you thought about what you made while still taking less than 10 minutes to assemble. #winning.
P.S. if you want to make it more substantial/meal-like, add chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves 2 meal sized salads (but also great as a side)
For the Salad
4 cups romaine lettuce, torn into small pieces
1 roma tomato, diced
2-3 spring onions, sliced
4 radishes, cut into rounds or small wedges
1/3 of a long english cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 a red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup parsley (stems removed)
1/4 cup pita chips, broken into small pieces
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses (optional, but recommended)
For the Dressing
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
1 tbsp sumac powder
1/4 tsp salt (start with less then add depending on your taste)
1 garlic clove, minced
For the dressing, combine all the ingredients and blend well.
To assemble the salad, start with the lettuce on the bottom, top with the tomato, cucumber, radishes, parsley and spring onion. Sprinkle the pita chips over top. Dress and toss the salad. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses.