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Ingredients

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2 tbsp oil
2 pita breads- small and sliced
1 cucumber- finely chopped
3 cups tomato- grape and halved
1 onion- red and finely diced
3/4 cup parsley- chopped
3/4 cup mint- fresh and chopped
1 tbsp lemon
1 tsp sumac- grinded
1 garlic clove- crushed
salt to taste
1/2 tsp pepper
1 oz milk

Nutritional information

169
calories
19 g
carbohydrates
4.7 g
protein
9.2 g
fat
208 mg
sodium
6 mg
cholesterol

Fatoosh

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    Fatoosh is a salad made with cucumber, tomato, parsley, onion and fresh mint. It has a unique and appealing taste. It owes its lovely delectable taste to garlic clove and a host of other seasoning agents added to give just the perfect taste. Who says you can’t prepare this recipe at the comfort of your home? A look at the steps here and few cooking aids will make the dream a reality. Try this simple salad that has some great textures and subtle flavors that help you enjoy the freshness of veggies.

    Health Benefits

    Fatoosh houses a number of nutrients good for health. It gives the body adequate protein and this builds up the body tissues.

    Bread, as one of the ingredients of this recipe, is noted for its carbohydrate content. Carbohydrate is another energy giving nutrient that helps the body system carry out its everyday metabolism and activities well.

    Lemon boosts immunity as it is rich in vitamin C. When the immune system is strong, the body will be able to resist disease causing organisms that can halt its progress. Also, it helps address the issue of indigestion. Garlic has a number of antioxidant properties that guards the body against cancer and other illnesses with severe consequences.

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    How to make Fatoosh

    • Heat oil in a large pot, add pita pieces and fry in batches for 3 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
    • Add and mix in a bowl cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, oil, mint, lemon juice, sumac, garlic, pepper, and salt.
    • Toss cucumber mixture on fried pita pieces and sprinkle milk on its surface

    Trivia

    People who practise Buddhism believe that garlic stimulates aggressive sexual desires and therefore forbid its consumption.

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