Iraqi 'summag' Salad - Sumac Salad.

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Recipe by Um Safia

This is a recipe for a very tasty salad using the Middle Eastern spice Sumac / Sumaq. In Iraq, it is lmown as Summag - hence the name Summag salad. It is easy to make & comes fromm an Iraqi blog on the 'net.

Top Review by Susie D

I enjoy cucumber salads & am always looking for a new way to serve them. This was my first experience with sumac. I really liked it & will definitely be looking for more recipes to use it. Thank you for sharing your recipe & expanding my spice cabinet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the cucumbers in stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half, length-wise. Slice these halves into semi-circles, each no more than 1-2 mm thick. Put the cucumbers in the salad bowl.
  2. Chop the tomato into 'salad size' pieces- not too large and not too small. Add to the cucumber.
  3. Slice the onion into long, pieces and add to the tomato and cucumber.
  4. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the salad and add the sumac and salt to taste. Mix well. Enjoy.

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