Last week I discovered the Sumac spice and wanted to share this new find with you. This has come at a great time because it is a summery and refreshing spice, and it will instantly transform your salad for the better.
Sumac is a herb popular in Middle Eastern cooking. It is often substituted in recipes where you might use lemon juice (The Spice House). It has a light and subtle favour, and is perfect in salad dressings. I found a jar in my local Sainsburys for £1.
I concocted a summery salad which goes well with a Sumac dressing, so enjoy on a sunny day.
Fran’s Summery Salad with a Sumac Dressing
For the salad, mix together the following ingredients:
- Kale- add lemon juice and olive oil to tenderise
- Cooked quinoa (Takes about 10-15 mins on the hob- the grains transform into transparent spirals when cooked)
- Edamame beans
- Feta Cheese
- Grated Carrot
- Pomegranate seeds
- Salad leaves
- Chia seeds
For the dressing, combine:
- Olive oil
- Cider or balsamic vineger to taste
- Salt and Pepper
- A hearty pinch of Sumac
Toss the salad, drizzle over your dressing and enjoy. I hope you like sumac as much as I do, I think it’ll be re appearing over the coming weeks!
PS- My friend Jade (who I mentioned in my Buddha Bowl post #kale) has set up an Instagram account which is full to the brim with beautiful vegan food inspo! Check it out here!
Header: Boscombe, Bournemouth 2017