Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tasty Delights-- Flatbread Fattoush Salad

Yay yummy things! This one, again, courtesy of HelloFresh. Getting me out of my comfort zone and trying new combos.

I'd not had Fattoush and enjoyed their take on it. Plus trying za'atar spice. I'm always nervous about spice blends but this one was amazing. It's a middle eastern seasoning and smelled so good. You brush it on bread. I'll be doing that outside of this dish for sure.

Overall, this was pretty dang easy, colorful and tasty. Perfect combo, I think.

So I did make a couple changes. I left out the olives because ::shudders:: No. Just. No. And I only used one of the flatbread slices. That was PLENTY for the dish and balancing the other ingredients. Any more would have been overkill on the bread front.

While it's very simple there are a number of steps.

First off rinse your chickpeas and season then toss to coat. I also pop my chickpeas out of their skin before seasoning because the skins just freak me out. I know. I'm weird. They're easy to pop out, though. 

Then bake them until slightly crunchy.

One thing to note. Chickpeas totally pop when in the oven. lol They make a bit of noise and if you jiggle the pan their in they'll pop up at you. 

No. I didn't have a little squeal.

Not at all.

Anywho. While you're not squeaking over popping chickpeaschop up the fresh veggies and onion and dice up the flatbread into bite sized chunks.

Season and toss flatbread chunks with za'atar spices then toast them in the oven along side the chickpeas for the last 10 minutes.

Like so! During that last 10 minutes create your dressing! Heat some olive oil and add in garlic chunks. Yas! Totally making your own garlic infused olive oil!

Alright so the recipe says to fish the garlic out once it's browned and toss it. But hell to the no. I love garlic and I wasn't about to waste it so I kept my garlic chunks. lol Add in a little salt, pepper and white wine vinegar and whisk!

The chickpeas and flatbread chucks should be ready by now.

Then combine! Add chickpeas and flatbread to a large bowl. Then layer in your veggies and feta cheese. Then drizzle and toss with the garlic infused oil.

This was SO good, yall. I loved all of the seasonings and the warm mixed with the fresh bites of veggies. A little tang from the shallots and feta cheese. It was just a very nice combination and layering of flavors and textures. 

The only issue I had is that this does NOT save well. It really all needs to be eaten right after being prepared. Otherwise the flatbread gets a bit soggy and the veggies wilt a little and it's just not nearly as tasty or satisfying. But fresh out of the oven? ohmahgawd. *gimme*

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