One of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale, Pita Jungle, serves the best Fattoush salad I have ever eaten. Although most fattoush salads are all vegetables, this particular version has brown rice and lentils. Not only is this salad hearty, but it is also served warm and cold.
After eating it several times, I figured why not make it myself a little healthier. The restaurant version has fried pita and caramelized onions. I order it without pita and onions in order to reduce the calorie count and avoid the oil.
First, I started with the simple ingredients in a Fattoush Salad: Romaine Lettuce, Ice Burg Lettuce, Red Cabbage, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onion.
Then, I cooked organic brown rice and brown lentils separately. I added a sautéed white onion to the lentils, and then combined the lentils with the brown rice.
Then, it's all about building the salad. The lentil/brown rice mixture is served warm in the center of the salad.
Then, add the salad mixture around the lentils, and drizzle with Sumac Lemon Tahini Dressing. I topped with microgreens for added color.
My husband said my version is a "200% keeper." And, now I can order 10 of the other items I love on Pita Jungle's menu and reserve this one for home.
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂