Light, fluffy, and delicious! This delectable salad recipe highly nutritious, very filling and makes a perfect dish for a buffet or potluck. Can be served cold or at room temperature.
Serves 8-10 people
1 pack Canaan Maftoul (250g)
1/4 cup of your favorite Canaan Olive Oil
1 bunch green onions (scallions), 1⁄4-inch chop
1 cup raisins
1 onion, 1⁄4-inch dice
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 fresh red cayenne or chili pepper, sliced thin
1 1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of Canaan Za’atar spice mix, Herbs de Provence or favorite spice mix
Prepare the Maftoul and set aside on tray to cool:
For 250gm pack of Maftoul, bring 2 cups of water and one teaspoon of salt to boil, toast Maftoul peareles in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 5 minutes on medium-high heat, add toasted Maftoul to hot water and let simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and spread on tray to cool.
Meanwhile, add cup of water to cup of raisins and simmer in a pan for 10 minutes. Then let cool and drain. Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and let cool. Chop green onion, parsley, and thin slice hot peppers.
Mix Maftoul salad:
Add cooked Maftoul into a bowl , add raisins, both kinds of onions, parsley, hot red pepper, rest of olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and spice mix. Mix together and serve in a salad bowls.
Note: any hot red or green pepper will work, OR substitute Canaan Chili Fused Olive Oil for some of the oil, and use chopped sweet red peppers for the color.
“Sahha w Afyeh” – Bon Apetit!