At the popular Middle Eastern place a few blocks from my place, they make a really good Fattoush salad. Fattoush consists of day-old pitas which are no longer good fresh turned into pita chips, plus chopped romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, za’atar spice mixture, parsley, and a lemony dressing. It makes for a nice bowl of differing textures and tangy flavour from the za’atar and lemon. Plus, it’s easy.
We had a lot of running around to do today so we made a pretty simple dinner. Roasted broccoli and peppers (trying to use up what we had in the fridge), roasted asparagus with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, chickpeas tossed with olive oil, dill and salt and pepper, olives, and fresh pitas and hummus.
|Pita chips – fresh pitas cut to size and pan fried in a little oil until golden brown, then placed on a paper towel lined plate to absorb some oil before serving.|
|Homemade hummus – a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, tahini (to taste), 2 cloves garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and a little water in the food processor and blend, blend, blend. Top with smoked paprika for a special treat.|