Fab Fattoush

Try this fresh and crunchy salad, which gets its zing from sumac. You can find the fragrant spice at the Galley Gourmet in Bay Harbor and many natural-food stores in the area.-Patty LaNoue Stearns


  • 2 6-inch whole-wheat pitas
  • 3 tablespoons ground sumac or two tablespoons of grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups thinly sliced romaine
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh curly parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cucumber quartered lengthwise, then thinly sliced


Bake pitas at 400° F on a baking sheet for 6 minutes or until toasted. Break into bite-size pieces. Combine pita pieces, sumac and oil in a large bowl, tossing well to coat. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients. Toss well. Serves 4. From Weight Watchers Around the World Cookbook

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski