Smoked Salmon Sumac Salad

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


  1. To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, salt and pepper. Mix well to ensure all ingredients infuse together.
  2. Place the salad leaves, onion, pepper, tomatoes and mint in a large salad bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
  4. Place the salad into separate bowls if serving for multiple guests.
  5. Arrange the rolled up smoke salmon slices on top of the salad.
  6. Sprinkle some sumac on top of the salmon and garnish with mint.

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