Sumac, Lebanese

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Tart and fruity, this exquisite sumac is wild-harvested from the foothills of Mt. Lebanon, then sun-dried and finely ground. Very distantly related to cashew and baies roses pink pepper, sumac is commonly found in dishes all around the Mediterranean, as well as some Native American cuisines. Try this as a substitute for lemon juice or zest, or steep into a simple syrup to make pink lemonade!

Contains: Dried and ground sumac.

  • Botanical Name: Rhus coriaria
  • Alternate Names: Sumach
  • Origin: Ain el Kabou, Lebanese Republic
  • Tasting Notes: Tart, astringent, tannic, berry, zesty, plum, citrus, fruity
  • Pairs Well With: Grain salad, hummus, falafel
  • Try In: Cucumber Yogurt Soup with Maras & Sumac Drizzle, Baharat-Spiced Tomato Soup with Buttered Spinach
  • Special Tips: The astringency of sumac means it will shine best as a garnish before serving, where it will naturally enhance the flavors of the dish, similar to salt

Make it a Gift: Featured in our Salmon Sisters Tundra Blend, and Everything Rainbow Spice. Or combine with Zaitoun cookbook, Preserved Lemon Kit, Maras Chile, and Za’atar, Gift Wrap