Sumac is a red/purplish sweet and spicy spice that you can find in any middle eastern grocery store/deli. It is usually served with kebabs and other grilled meats but I like it best in this tangy, lemony red onion salad.
- 1 small red onion, cut into ridiculously thin slices
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- A generous handful of Italian Parsley, coarsely chopped
- Juice from half of a lemon
- 2-3 tbsp, Sumac
- Salt – OPTIONAL
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes – OPTIONAL
In a mixing bowl, toss the onions, olive oil and tomatoes with your hands. Add sumac, parsley and half of the lemon juice. Continue tossing using your hands. Taste to see if it is tart enough. It should taste sweet and spicy and tart. Add more lemon and sumac as needed. Season with black pepper and red pepper flakes as well as salt, if using (I don’t).
Serves 4. Takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
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