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Toasted Pita & Bean Salad

September/October 2009

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Beans add protein to this tasty riff on the classic Middle Eastern salad fattoush, made with lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, mint and pita bread.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Delish! The beans complimented the greens very well, better than I thought. I loved the dressing too. Definately will make it again, without the mint though. "
Toasted Pita & Bean Salad

14 Reviews for Toasted Pita & Bean Salad

02/24/2013
Interesting flavours

I omitted the mint and subbed Red Kidney beans for the Pinto Beans. I will try it again and maybe add the mint just to see if it offsets the overpowering cumin. Else I would suggest going a little lighter on the cumin. 1 tbsp. Also I would like to try it with maybe a Cilantro Vinaigrette instead of the sauce here.

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04/23/2012
Anonymous
A refreshing and quick salad!

Using canned Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained made this salad so quick and easy. I added the dressing to the beans and tomatoes first to give them more flavor. Cumin flavor was just enough with 1/2 tsp ground cumin. I omitted the parsley.

Who would think that feta, cumin and mint would taste so good together;
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Anonymous wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Gee, I don't know. Perhaps

Gee, I don't know. Perhaps anyone who has eaten middle eastern food.

04/15/2012
Anonymous
Fresh Crisp Flavors

Really loved this recipe, although I omitted the lettuce and made it more of a dip with the pitas so I could eat it as left overs. Also did not mix the pita crisps with it until I was ready to serve. Will definitely make this again.

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07/31/2011
Bold flavors

This salad was good, but way too much cumin! I would use much less cumin and less mint. The lemon juice and mint were a refreshing taste. Not sure if I would make this again

Bold flavors
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06/15/2011
Confusing tastes

I really enjoyed this salad. I think I would omit the cumin next time. I felt like I was eating a taco salad with the cumin and pinto beans but then it had a middle eastern feel when you tasted the mint, feta and cucumber. A bit to much going on.

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