Sumac Cooking Ideas
- Sumac is sour and sharp and a great replacement for lemon in a recipe.
- It can be used like salt to sprinkle over a dish before serving or combined with other flavours while cooking.
- Sprinkle over falafel and hummus for an authentic kick
- Mix with a bit of salt and season popcorn for a tasty snack.
- Stir through any stews or soups which need a bit of sour tang to bring added freshness.
- Sumac roasted eggplant and tomatoes with quinoa
- Sweet potato, sumac and pomegranate soup with roasted peanuts, coriander and lime
- Baked feta with sumac and grapes
- Ingredient Pairings
Sumac is a sour spice. It is mouth wateringly tart with a sharp berry like sourness and citric notes. Sumac pairs well with absorbent starchy veg like potatoes and squash. Fatty meat like lamb and duck are perfect for seasoning with sumac, as it's acidity cuts through the richness.
- Spice Pairings
Sumac is common in spice blends across the Middle East and North Africa like Ras el hanout and Za'atar. It's often combined with sesame, thyme, mint and oregano.
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