I discovered through conversations with my middle eastern friends that Fattoush is a traditional Lebanese salad, in which the main ingredients are toasted pita bread, mint leaves and fresh parsley. People with digestive issues, particularly Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, experience difficulty digesting some raw vegetables. So, I adapted the Oldways Fattoush recipe by replacing the pita bread with toasted whole grain-gluten free and replacing the lettuce with extra protein. I am probably going against the Fattoush rules!
Mint leaves not only add flavour and freshness to this salad, but it also adds a pack of antioxidants. Mint leaves are reported to alleviate some digestive issues. It's, in fact, the recommended herbal tea for people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Fattoush Salad with a Twist
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes