Sumac is an essential ingredient in many Middle-Eastern dishes and is a versatile spice with a unique flavour, not too dissimilar to lemon. Next time you’re enjoying a kebab, grill, houmous or salad, sprinkle on a bit of sumac to add a whole new depth of flavour and balance to the dish. As with most spices, it has multiple health benefits such as having anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces cholesterol and it can assist in treating diabetes by reducing blood sugar. You can actually add it to tonic water or even a gin cocktail and it tastes amazing.
Sumac is a type of spice commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. It has a tart, slightly lemony flavor and is often used as a seasoning or condiment on dishes such as salads and hummus. You can use sumac as a finishing touch on a variety of dishes, or to add a nice layer of flavor to soups, sauces, and even marinades.