Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fattoush salad

Category :Raw, Vegan, heart healthy Fat, Gluten free
 Preparation Time :15 min. 
Cooking time : nil
 Skill level : Easy
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
Toasted lavash/pita: 
1 ts olive oil
1/4 ts garlic powder
1/4 ts onion powder
salt pepper
1 lavash/pita cut into 1" squares
1 tbs tahini, 
2 tbs lemon juice
1/4 c garbanzo beans, cooked
4-5 cloves roasted garlic
1 ts olive oil(optional
1/4 ts garlic powder
1/4 ts onion powder
1/2 ts Crushed pepper/Chili flakes

1 big tomato,  1" squares
1 tbs white onion, 1" squares
1 tbs red bell pepper, 1" squares
1 tbs green bell pepper, 1" squares 
1 tbs orange bell pepper, 1" squares
1 tbs small cucumber, 1" squares
1/4 c lettuce,  1" squares
1 tbs green onion(optional), chopped
1 ts finely chopped parsley
1 ts finely chopped cilantro
1/4 c garbanzo beans, cooked
1 tbs black sesame seeds, toasted

1. Toss together lavash/pita ingredients.
2. Toast them in oven for 170 degree f- for 10-15 min till crisp.
*Or you can leave it open for 2-3 hours in a single layer and it will be crisp.
*Lavash is a thin bread so it cooks faster at the same time pita takes longer to cook (depending upon thickness) but it tastes better, its more filling.
3. Blend lemon juice, olive oil and tahini.
4. Add garbanzo beans, onion powder, garlic powder and blend smooth
5. Add Crushed pepper/chili flakes and mix with fork.
6. In a big bowl toss everything together.
7. Serve while bread is crisp.
8. Enjoy.