What is 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!
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.