One of my favorite recipes is Fattoush ( Lebanese Bread Salad). One reason I love being vegetarian and trying out the vegan diet because there are so many interesting recipes to try. They are so healthy for you too. This dish is delicious especially if you are a salad lover.
You will need:
2 garlic cloves, mashed into a paste
2 teaspoons tahini (sesame paste)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne
2 large or 4 small white or whole wheat ( preferably) pita breads.
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 large, ripe tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup minced red onion
1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and cayenne until blended. Set aside.
2. Place the pitas on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, turning once, 10 to 12 minutes. Cut or tear into bite sized pieces.Place these in large bowl. Add the cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, chickpeas, parsley, mint, and as much of the dressing to coat it. Toss and let it sit. Then serve. Usually serves 4 people.
Very healthy especially if you get leaves that are green and do not use iceberg lettuce. Gives you the vitamins and veggies you need for your diet.
Came from the book Vegan Planet as well.
Here is what it should look like: