This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and used in Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cooking. Puslane is a weed, yes, but makes a nice salad green. Slightly succulent with a lemony flavor. I find it at farmer's markets.
Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, good for hot weather.
Mix water or broth with cornstarch in small saucepan over high heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add remaining dressing ingredients and let cook in refrigerator.
Mix salad ingredients in large bowl. Add salad dressing and toasted pita and mix well. Serve immediately.
Salad can also be eaten sandwich-style inside pitas.Servings: