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Grilled Zucchini and Bell Pepper Fattoush

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Description Edit

Fattoush is a Middle Eastern take on panzanella, Italian bread salad. In fact, rustic Italian bread is a good alternative to the pita.

Ingredients Edit

On the grill Edit

  • 3 medium orange or red bell peppers (about 1 pound), stemmed, seeded, quartered
  • 4 to 5 slender zucchini (about 1 pound), trimmed, cut lengthwise in half
  • 2 (5- to 6-inch) pita breads, each cut horizontally into 2 disks, or two 6x4x½-inch slices country white bread
  • olive oil (for grilling)

For the dish Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Prepare barbecue (medium heat).
  2. Brush peppers, zucchini, and bread on both sides with oil.
  3. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill peppers and zucchini until slightly charred and just tender, turning often, about 6 minutes.
  5. Transfer vegetables to foil-lined baking sheet.
  6. Grill bread until lightly charred and just crisp, turning often, about 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to sheet with vegetables and cool.
  8. Tear bread into 1-inch pieces.
  9. Do ahead vegetables and bread can be made 2 hours ahead.
  10. Let stand at room temperature.
  11. Cut peppers lengthwise into ½-inch-wide strips, then crosswise into ½-inch pieces.
  12. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half, then crosswise into ½-inch pieces.
  13. Place in large bowl.
  14. Add cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, olives, mint, and cilantro and toss to combine.
  15. Add bread pieces.
  16. Whisk ½ cup oil, lemon juice, and cumin in small bowl to blend.
  17. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  18. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat.
  19. Add feta and gently mix into salad.
  20. Transfer salad to large bowl.
  21. Serve, passing ground sumac for sprinkling over, if desired.

Notes Edit

  1. A fruity, tangy seasoning powder made from ground dried sumac berries; available at Middle Eastern markets and from

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