Also known as Summack, Summac, or Sumak
High quality Sumac should be a bright, deep red color (as opposed to brown and dull). Zamouri Spices brings you the best quality we could find. It is excellent as a salt substitute or for people who are looking to control the salt content in their diet. It has a light salty, lemony flavor.
Sumac is a very popular condiment in Turkey and Iran, where the ground fruits are liberally sprinkled over rice. Mixed with freshly cut onions, it is frequently eaten as an appetizer. Sumac mixed with strained yogurt makes a wonderful light sauce. It may also be added to marinades, salad dressings or rubbed on meats prior to grilling. We love it sprinkled over the top of foods before serving - especially hummus. It's berry, lemony flavor makes it a good substitute for lemon and an excellent salt replacement.
RECIPE: Sumac Garlic Mayonnaise
1 tsp Sumac
1 tsp chopped, fresh Thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving with grilled vegetables.