Servings:Makes 8 servings.
Preparation Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Fattoush is a Middle Eastern bread salad made with seasonal vegetables and stale pita. In this recipe from Cat Cora, the pita pieces are toasted with sesame seed and paprika to give them a nutty crunch and a rosy hue.
Ingredients

Egyptian Bread Salad
McCormick Gourmet
Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss pita pieces with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 2 teaspoons of the sesame seed, paprika and sea salt in large bowl. Spread evenly in large baking pan.

Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until pita are crisp. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in medium skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Toss cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini, green onions, lemon juice, mint, thyme, and garlic and oil mixture in large bowl. Cover.

Refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors. Add pita; toss to mix well. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sesame seed. Serve immediately.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.