Fattoush salad of crisp wafers, tomatoes and sumac

by Ed Halmagyi


  • 2 pita breads
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, shaved finely
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, cut in fine strips
  • ¼ bunch parsley leaves
  • ¼ bunch mint
  • 1 Tbsp sumac
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • salt and pepper


1 Toast the pita breads until crisp, then break into small pieces. Combine with the cucumber, tomatoes, shallots, capsicum, herb leaves and sumac in a large bowl.
2 Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and paprika in a small bowl and season generously with salt and pepper.
3 Combine together and stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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