In the Mideast, stale rounds of pita bread are toasted until crisp, then made into this vibrant bread salad. Fresh mint, parsley, and cilantro and a tangy lemon dressing give it a distinctly Middle Eastern flavor.
If your bread isn’t sufficiently stale, add it at the last minute and serve the salad immediately.
I just reread the recipe and realized I've been making it incorrectly the last three times that I've made it! I always use a base of Romaine lettuce torn into pieces. Oops! Anyway, the pita bread chips and crushed dried sumac really elevate this salad. I use a cheap coffee grinder to grind the sumac. Don't try to add the sumàc whole...it'll break your teeth!
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