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Spice in Focus: Sumac

Spice in Focus: Sumac

What is sumac?

Sumac is a flowering plant that grows in the Middle East, Asia, and North America. It usually grows as a small shrub or tree. Its flowers form a red fruit that is ground and used as a spice, typically in Middle Eastern cuisine. 

Sumac has a tangy flavor that tastes lemony but is less intense than fresh lemon juice. The spice can be used as a dry rub, in marinades, or sprinkled on top of salads or sauces - it adds a beautiful pop of color to dishes. It's especially good sprinkled on hummus!

You can harvest and make your own sumac spice, as well. It's also easy to make your own sumac tea.

North American Sumac - shared with permission from Carrie Drought

North American Sumac - shared with permission from Carrie Drought

Sumac spice recipes

Sumac can be used in a multitude of ways. Below is a list of recipes that use sumac spice in creative and delicious ways. 

Fall Fattoush Salad from Salt & Lavender 

Fall Fattoush Salad from Salt & Lavender 


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