Fattush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural of fatteh), which use stale flatbread as a base.Fattoush includes vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, radishes, and lettuce in addition to herbs like fresh mint and parsley according to the season and taste. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped.
Tanner's sumac is usually used to give fattoush its sour taste.
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