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
- 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
- citrus juice
Love the Cured Sumac—like sprinkling floral citrus on food that needs a lift. Beautiful stuff….not to mention all the other B&B spices!
Love how it was fermented. And so fresh. I use it anywhere I want a bright, citrusy note without adding citrus juice
This spice has incredible flavor and color. Excellent on hummus, but I want to add it to everything!
Best spices I have tried by far
Honestly, I can't imagine eating eggs without this anymore. Sumac, salt, thyme, and eggs over easy on some toasted gluten-free bread. I have it every day. Will be regularly stocked on this.