Author: Channah

Lebanese Recipe: Fattoush

  

Ingredients (4 servings):

    • lettuce leaves, chopped
    • cabbage leaves, chopped
    • 2 radishes, minced
    • 1 medium cucumber, diced
    • 1 red bell pepper, minced
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
    • 1 large tomato, finely diced
    • 1 small onion, sliced thin
    • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
    • fresh parsley, minced
    • fresh mint leaves, minced (optional)
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 pomegranate / pomegranate syrup
    • pita / croutons (optional)
    • vegetable oil for frying (optional)

   Instructions:

 

  1. Mix together the lettuce, cabbage, radish, cucumber, red bell pepper, carrot, corn, tomato, onion, garlic, parsley, mint, olive oil.
  2. Put in a blender the seeds from 1/2 pomegranate and make a dressing if you don’t have pomegranate syrup.
  3. Put the dressing/ syrup and the remaining pomegranate seeds (optional) over the vegetable mix.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry pita /croutons for a few minutes. Remove to cool on paper towels.
  5. Serve with grilled meat or just eat it like this.

Spinach Salad with Oranges Recipe

Ingredients (4 persons) :

 

Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons parsley  freshly minced
  • 1/3 cup apple vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

 

Salad

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 root celery
  • around 200 grams spinach
  • 1/2 lettuce
  • 1 cup walnuts

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dressing ingredients: oil, sugar, vinegar, parsley and salt. Shake and mix well (you can use a shaker).
  2. Cut the walnuts finely. (Optional: leave the nuts in water at least 1 hour before cutting to reduce digestion time.)
  3. Cut the oranges in small pieces.
  4. In a large bowl mix the onion, celery, spinach and lettuce. Add nuts and oranges.
  5. Add the dressing over the salad.