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Sumac Salad in a white salad platter, with sumac powder around the edges with coloured cherry tomatoes on the side.
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4.78 from 9 votes

Sumac Salad - Lebanese Salad

Our Sumac Salad recipe gives you all the yummy middle eastern flavour minus the carbs! Made with simple ingredients and zingy sumac, which makes it perfect for serving alongside your next lamb roast or at your next barbecue. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, sumac
Difficulty: Easy
Diet: Suits all diets and eating styles
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 181kcal


  • Tomato or serrated knife
  • Salad Spinner


For the salad

  • 500 grams cherry tomato medley (approximately 18 ounces or 4 cups)
  • 240 grams Lebanese cucumbers (approximately 2 medium, 8.5 ounces or 2 cups diced)
  • 120 grams red banana capsicum/peppers (approximately 1 medium, 4.2 ounces or 1 cup diced)
  • 60 grams onion (approximately ½ a medium onion, 2 ounces)
  • 1 cup mint chopped leaves
  • 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

For the sumac vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon sumac
  • Pinch chilli powder (or more if you like things spicy)


Step 1 - Prepare Veggies

  • Wash your cherry tomatoes under cold running water, pat dry then cut in half. Transfer to a colander, season with some sea salt to help release the wonderful tomatoey flavour.
  • Wash, trim and peel your cucumber, capsicum/pepper and onion.
  • Wash your parsley and mint, either shake dry or spin dry using a salad spinner. Strip the herb leaves from the stems and then roughly chop.
  • Add all your chopped vegetables and herbs to a large mixing bowl.

Step 2 - Shake-Up Dressing

  • Add all vinaigrette ingredients to a glass jar, season.
  • Shake well to emulsify, taste and adjust flavourings.
  • If it is too puckery add a tiny bit of honey or maple syrup.

Step 3 - Assemble the Salad

  • Pour your dressing over your veggies, season and toss well to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
  • Arrange in a salad bowl, add a sprinkle of sumac on top to garnish. Serve and enjoy!



** You will find detailed instructions and pics in the post**


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3393IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg