Fattoush is a Middle Eastern salad incorporating toasted or fried flatbread croutons. It’s a great way to repurpose day-old pita. Give it a try in this tuna and bean salad.
1 pita bread
400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
170g tin tuna, drained and flaked
180g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 celery stalk, finely sliced
½ cucumber, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped mint
Juice and zest of 1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven grill to high.
2. Place the pita bread under the grill for a few seconds to puff. Cut open and return to the grill to toast for about two to three minutes on each side until browned. Tear into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
3. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and season well.
4. Toss the mixture together with the toasted pita pieces and serve with lemon wedges.
Is there anything quite as good as Middle Eastern food like falafels with hummus and dukkah?