Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Janella's Sumac Herb Salad

This salad recipe is by Janella Purcell from Good chef Bad chef. It is quite interesting in that the main flavour is sumac, a spice i have used before and really like so i was pleased to find another recipe to use it in.
If you have never tried Sumac it is a flavour hard to describe, kind of zesty! I believe it is middle eastern in origin?
Another fantastic component is the fried bread, you thinly slice up a piece of wholemeal lebanese bread and put in a hot pan with a little oil. It crisps up beautifully.
I did use a normal feta and not goats feta. Actually, when eating the feta i felt a bit overwhelmed by the end of the plate. Maybe if i had used goats feta this may have complimented the dish better.

Whilst preparing all the components for this dish i was seriously doubting how it would possibly be satisfying to eat. I was also questioning how the flavours would all come together - parsley, coriander and watercress leaves. But somehow all three herbs managed to shine through, it was such a delicate salad and yet wholesome. And I did not need anything to eat after, it was completely satisfying.

Happy Australia day.....(today i am going malay!)


  1. I just found your blog and have signed up to follow it! I like the idea of the fried bread in this salad. It makes the salad a hearty and satisfying meal. I will be checking back to see what else you will be whipping up!

  2. This salad looks delicious perfect for my diet!

  3. Looks delicious! I was a bit surprised to see a non Nigella recipe here! I'm so used to seeing her recipes pop up :)


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