Sumac is one of my all time favourite spices. This wine-coloured spice is made from dried berries and it has an amazing lemony-lime tartness that enhances just about all food. In the middle east, sumac is a condiment that can often be found next to the salt and pepper on most restaurant tables.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 3-4 people)
- Spring mix salad leaves or any salad greens would work
- 1 /2red onion finely sliced
- One yellow pepper sliced
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes chopped in halves or quarters
- 10-12 mint leaves finely chopped
- 3-4 smoked salmon slices rolled up
- 2-3 tsp. sumac spice
- 3-4 tbsp. olive oil for dressing
- Juice of half a lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, salt and pepper. Mix well to ensure all ingredients infuse together.
- Place the salad leaves, onion, pepper, tomatoes and mint in a large salad bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
- Place the salad into separate bowls if serving for multiple guests.
- Arrange the rolled up smoke salmon slices on top of the salad.
- Sprinkle some sumac on top of the salmon and garnish with mint.