Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great accompaniment to Middle Eastern type sandwiches. Sumac can be purchased ground, or as whole berries you can grind yourself. It can be found at Middle Eastern groceries, and sometimes at well-stocked regular grocery stores. If you can't find sumac in your area, you can substitute with a little bit of paprika, cayenne and lemon juice instead. Untried by me, posted for ZWT NA*ME. From "It's All American Food" by David Rosengarten.


  1. Peel and slice the onions as thinly as you possibly can (paper-thin would be great here, if you can manage it).
  2. Toss the onions with the sumac (or the paprika, cayenne and lemon juice, if using).
  3. Serve as a condiment on any Middle Eastern type sandwich (such as kebab).
Most Helpful

Excellent. I test tasted it on a roast beef sandwich and it really came alive. Thanks so much for a great way to use sumac. :D

Annacia August 25, 2013

So easy to make and this dish added a wonderful flavor to our kebab plate. I will make this dish again and again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pesto lover August 24, 2013

how easy tastes great zwt9onions and sumac guys

Dienia B. August 20, 2013