Sumac (ground) 1.5 oz
Sumac spice is the ground berry of a shrub that grows widely in the Middle East. The red hue of this spice is reminiscent of a pleasant cabernet wine but its sour and mildly tart lemony taste makes it particularly well suited to use in salad dressings, marinades, and meat rubs. Or just try sprinkling a dash of sumac onto any food that begs for a mild citrus flavor and a bit of color.
This spice has been used in the Middle East for millennia to enhance the flavor of food and as a home remedy for a variety of ailments. Its tart flavoring was first added to drinks and dishes prepared by the ancient Assyrians who believed the plant was favored by the gods. Try some today and let the gods favor you!
Fattoush Salad with Sumac Dressing
Pomegranate Sumac Bubbly