Middle Eastern bread & goat’s cheese salad

Middle Eastern bread & goat’s cheese salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Ready in 25 minutes


Serves 4
Barney's version of fattoush – a classic Middle Eastern bread salad. Fattoush doesn’t normally contain goat’s cheese, but it turns it into more of a main meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal418
  • fat26g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.32g
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  • 2 pitta breads
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice 1 lemon



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

  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, cut into chunks
  • 6 radishes, sliced



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • large handful mint leaves, very roughly chopped



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

  • 1 small Cos lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 Baby Gem lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 2 large handfuls rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 200g firm goat's cheese, crumbled into large chunks


  1. Cook the pitta bread on a griddle or in a toaster until brown and crisp. When cool enough to handle, tear into bite-size pieces.

  2. Mash the garlic clove with a pinch of salt, then tip into a large bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Tip all the other ingredients, except the olive oil and goat’s cheese, into the bowl, then drizzle over the oil. Gently toss everything together until mixed and dressed. Serve the salad in piles with goat’s cheese crumbled over each serving.

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23rd Jun, 2008
This was a wonderful fresh, crunchy, tasty salad. I skipped the lettuce and used more of the other ingredients. The only thing I didn't think worked was the goat's cheese - the flavour just couldn't stand up to the others. I'd use some feta or grilled halloumi next time.
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