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Here's Why You Should Have Sumac in Your Spice Cabinet — Ingredient Intelligence

No, I& not talking about the wild stuff growing in your backyard that once gave you an itchy rash. While it is related, the sumac I& talking about is far from poisonous, and makes a wonderfully delicious addition to any spice cupboard.

Sumac Spiced Chickpea Cucumber Salad

An easy, vegan summer cucumber salad that has chickpeas lightly fried with sumac and lemon then tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, and cilantro.

Sumac spice has a bright lemon flavor and is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It's delicious on roasted chicken or in vegetable and bean dips.

Sumac spice has a bright lemon flavor and is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It& delicious on roasted chicken or in vegetable and bean dips.

Learn how to make sumac onions. This popular Middle Eastern condiment will add savory flavors to your meat, fish, wrap, or veggie and grain bowl. A very easy recipe.

Learn how to make sumac onions. This popular Middle Eastern condiment will add savory flavors to your meat, fish, wrap, or veggie and grain bowl. A very easy recipe.

Inspired by Ottolengi! Sumac, my new favorite spice.

Sumac spice has a bright lemon flavor and is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It's delicious on roasted chicken or in vegetable and bean dips.

Take hash browns to a whole new level with these sumac-spiced spaghetti squash and two-potato hash! Because these are spiralized instead of diced, they get extra crispy on the outside and are quicker to cook, making breakfast even easier.

Take hash browns to a whole new level with these sumac-spiced spaghetti squash and two-potato hash! Because these are spiralized instead of diced, they get extra crispy on the outside and are quicker to cook, making breakfast even easier.

Sumac spiced roasted carrot salad with preserved lemon and labneh

Sumac spiced roasted carrot salad with preserved lemon and labneh

Sumac-Spiced Chicken (Musakhan)

Sumac-Spiced Chicken (Musakhan)

Spice in Focus: Sumac - sumac spice recipes, how to use it, and where you can buy it. #sumac #spices

Spice in Focus: Sumac - sumac spice recipes, how to use it, and where you can buy it. #sumac #spices

Sumac spice, a sour spice used in the Middle East and other parts of the world. Not to be confused with poison sumac, which has white berries. http://www.culinarylore.com/spices:what-is-sumac-spice

Sumac spice, a sour spice used in the Middle East and other parts of the world. Not to be confused with poison sumac, which has white berries. http://www.culinarylore.com/spices:what-is-sumac-spice

Sumac Skirt Steak with Pomegranate Reduction Recipe

Sumac Skirt Steak with Pomegranate Reduction Recipe

What Can I Cook with Sumac Spice? — Good Questions

Q: My future father-in-law just brought back a big jar of sumac from a trip abroad

cook with sumac  Q: My future father-in-law just brought back a big jar of sumac from a trip abroad. I've looked up a bunch of information on how to use this fascinating new spice, but I was wondering you had any great recipes to recommend? Thank you!  Sent by Heather

Q: My future father-in-law just brought back a big jar of sumac from a trip abroad. I've looked up a bunch of information on how to use this fascinating new spice, but I was wondering you had any great recipes to recommend?

Sumac is considered essential for cooking in much of the Middle East; it served as the tart, acidic element in cooking prior to the introduction of lemons by the Romans. Sumac has a very nice, fruity-tart flavor which is not quite as overpowering as lemon.

Learn all about the health benefits of sumac and uses of sumac here as well as finding lots of sumac recipes. The spice sumac, or sumach, isn't an herb. It's a berry that grows on a Mediterranean bush, and very few people know about it.