Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

Friday cooking

…so, so far, I am about 8 recipes behind in my recipe promise. I at least have started to page through some of my cooking magazines, and will be able to sacrifice some to the gods of decluttering! The recipe I want to share today is another salad, a Middle Eastern salad, called Fattoush

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The ingredients are

  • ½ each a yellow and a red pepper, diced
  • 20 baby tomatoes, halved
  • 8 radishes, sliced thinly
  • ½ an onion, chopped finely
  • a handful of celery leaves, roughly chopped
  • 12 black olives, pitted and chopped
  • splash of olive oil

Mix those ingredients on a platter, drizzle with the dressing, which is made by combining

  • 1 cup thick plain yoghurt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 finely crushed garlic cloves

Then sprinkle with some sumac, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons butter which you have browned in a pan.

It’s delicious and looks so beautiful! Even before the dressing. Serve with some toasted pitas or flatbreads to scoop up all the lovely dressing!

Have wonderful weekends! See you on Monday!

 

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4 Comments»

  T.U wrote @

I love the radish and tomatoes color in your picture. So amazing!

  charliesbird wrote @

Thanks!

  MamaCat wrote @

Out looks so pretty. What is sumac?

  charliesbird wrote @

It’s a middle eastern spice, has a lemony/peppery kinda flavour, and is said to aid digestion!


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