Leftover Love!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I hate to throw food away.  I carefully plan meals to ensure that I use up things that lurk in the bottom the vegetable drawer before they droop.  I even keep the dusty remains of bags of dried food, just in case! 

I have only lived in my new house for a few months but already I have things lurking in the back of the cupboard that are a result of my failure to throw tendencies! 

I found the very dusty remains of a bag of roasted pitta chips.  There were a few bigger bits but mainly the broken up bits you always get at the bottom on any cripsy bag. 

This is then a challenge, I must find a way to use them up!

So the picture you see here is what I rescued the leftovers with.

Fattoush Salad
  • Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Red Pepper- sliced into similar sized pieces
  • Chopped Corriander
  • Juice of a 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Sumac
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Roasted pitta chips leftovers
Chop, Squeeze and toss together.  Add some of the pitta chips now and then save a few crispy bits to scatter over just before eating.

The sumac is a fabulous red addition that adds a lemony hit and alongside the actual lemon gives this salad such a bright taste. 

I would eat this on its own or with some roatsed chicken thighs generously covered in Zahtar spice blend. 

I would also like to champion a fabulous company where I buy my spice blends and sumac.  The Seasoned Pioneers deliver fresh, fabulous spices in silver pouches and their many blends are a constant addition to my cooking.  I suggest you check them out, they really are fab!

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