Our spectacular cured sumac grows wild around Gaziantep, Turkey, where instead of being dried, it’s chopped and packed in salt to preserve it. It has a bright, sour, salty and slightly fermented flavor, and is one of our most popular spices among professional chefs and home cooks alike.
A classic Middle Eastern finishing spice, swap it for lemon juice in any recipe or use to add character and brightness to salads, fish, meat or dips. It also makes a perfect topping for anything from hummus to salad to roasted veggies or meat to scrambled eggs.
Bon Appetit called our cured sumac “tart and vivacious” and that it gives dishes “invigorating citrus-like finish (and a deep red-violet hue that you couldn’t dream up).” We agree.
- Origin: Gaziantep, Turkey
- Process: Chopped, then packed in salt and cured
- Ingredients: Sumac berries (Rhus coriaria), salt
- Tasting notes: Sour Cherry • Salt & Vinegar • Sunny Acidity
- Sprinkle on top of hummus, baba ganoush, or even eggs
- Dust over roast or fried fish and chicken
- Add to chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with a few glugs of olive oil
- In Chickpea Sumac Salad (community recipe)
- In Çilbir-Inspired Eggs (community recipe)
- Pairs well with: Black Urfa Chili, Smoked Pimenton Paprika, Wild Red Juniper Berries
- black lime
- Cured Sumac
Always wondered what sumac tastes like. I was encouraged to but the large container and am.so glad I did. It's great on everything. And love.all the suggestions on the Facebook page. This is an unusual spice and you shave got to try it if you haven't already.
A delight! Cured sumac shares a little jolt of citric acid. Terrific in salad dressings, chicken marinades, a pot of beans, or added to yogurt for extra zing. The red clay color is a great finishing accent on hummous. Thanks for fresh, vibrant herbs & spices that are new to me.
Superb in every regard.
I LOVE this product and will definitely be repurchasing. I was a little unsure about it being salted as I've only used sumacs that were just dried before, but I love the saltyness. I sprinkle (dump really) lots on my breakfast yogurt, oats and berries and its just the best!
I had never regularly cooked with sumac before I tried this one from Burlap. I love the flavor of citrus in general, and so I've started sprinkling sumac on everything from roast vegetables to grilled chicken. Amazing spice from an amazing company.