Sumac Salad

Side Dishes

Sumac Salad

Sumac is a popular ingredient in the Middle East. It has fruity and tart flavor and is used as a flavor enhancer like we use salt in the U.S.

Chef Dhuha grew up in the kitchen helping her mom cook for their family of seven in Baghdad. And Dhuha’s mom was a bit of a perfectionist when it came to kibbeh. It took Dhuha 15 attempts until her kibbeh were deemed passable by her mom.

Recipe by Chef Dhuha of Iraq, via Kitchens Without Borders.


4–6 servings (about 5½ cups)

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Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, ¼ cup sumac, and parsley in a bowl.

Whisk together oil, salt, lemon juice, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, and remaining ¼ cup sumac.

Pour desired amount of dressing over vegetables and gently fold until salad is thoroughly coated.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per 1/6 recipe

Calories: 203

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19g 29%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 666mg 27%

Carbs 8g 2%

Protein 1g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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