Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 2
This classic Middle Eastern salad makes a crunchy light side dish or lunchbox filler- it's sprinkled with sumac, mint and parsley

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal358
  • fat18g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 2 tomato, chopped into chunks



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ¼ cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • handful mint leaves, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • handful parsley leaves, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 pitta bread
  • 1 tsp sumac



    This wine-coloured ground spice is one of the most useful but least known and most…

For the dressing

  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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Comments (4)

Lucwaa's picture

This salad is delicious. Great for lunch with some chicken.

joanna1972's picture

This was lovely, the dressing had a yummy zing to it. Randomly I served it with a marinaded Mexican inspired chicken dish...worked very well indeed!

esthermarypots's picture

Lovely salad, the dressing was gorgeous and it's really easy to throw together. I made it to accompany the pulled lamb shoulder with pomegranate glaze and it was super!

mamma mia's picture

This is a lovely salad which I serve either alone, or served along meats/BBQ- although the quantities need to be doubled if serving for a party; its fab- give it a go!!

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