Sumac Vinaigrette

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Mediterranean Lemon Sumac Vinaigrette Dressing is a healthy and delicious salad dressing that comes together in just 5 minutes. Use it as a salad dressing or drizzle it over grilled chicken or fish.

Here are some more dressing recipes that you can try for your salads: Lemon Pepper Dressing, Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing, Green Goddess Salad Dressing, and Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing.

Sumac vinaigrette served in a bowl.
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About Sumac Vinaigrette

Lemon Sumac Vinaigrette is a healthy and delicious Mediterranean-style salad dressing that comes together in under 5 minutes.

This bright and fresh dressing has a piquant flavor that will surely perk up the taste of your simple salad.

This versatile sumac vinaigrette can be used in many other ways, not only as a dressing. I have listed a few ideas in the post below.

This sumac vinaigrette recipe makes approximately ½ cup of dressing, enough to dress a salad for six people.

What Is Sumac

Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice made from the sumac fruit or flower. It has a deep purple-red hue and a piquant lemony flavor. Sumac is milder and fruitier in taste than lemons.

This spice is very popular in Middle Eastern cooking. It is essential to make Zaatar spice blend, Lebanese garlic sauce, or sumac onions.

Ingredients

Lemon – For the best taste, Use only freshly squeezed lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice has a very refreshing flavor that bottled juices cannot match.

To make the dressing even more refreshing, add a little lemon zest to it.

You can also replace lemon juice with lime juice, white wine vinegar, or red wine vinegar.

Sumac – Ground sumac can be easily found in the spice section of your local grocery store or ordered online.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Use the best quality extra-virgin olive oil.

Others – This sumac salad dressing also requires chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper. You can adjust the seasonings depending on your taste.

You can use fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. Pass them through a garlic press or mince them using a sharp knife before adding them.

If you find the lemon and sumac dressing’s taste too sour and puckery, add a little honey or maple syrup to balance it.

Add pomegranate molasses or Dijon mustard to the dressing for a taste change. Dried or fresh herbs like parsley, basil, etc can also be added.

How To Make Sumac Flavored Vinaigrette

Place the following ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

  • ⅓ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
All the ingredients added to a jar.

Secure the lid tightly.

Lid secured.

Shake well to combine.

Shaking the jar.

Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your liking.

You can store it in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to a week. Bring it to room temperature and shake well before every use.

Ready sumac vinaigrette.

Pro Tips By Neha

The tanginess of sumac varies from batch to batch. So, I suggest adding a little at first and keep adding more until the desired taste is achieved.

If you have added too much sumac, you can balance the dressing’s taste by adding honey or maple syrup.

Usage Suggestions

Use the Sumac dressing at room temperature. Shake well before using.

Use it as a dressing for your salads, especially fattoush salad, chicken tawook salad, green beans, fava beans, red peppers, chickpeas, or tomato-based salads. It is also a perfect dressing for summer salads.

Drizzle this simple vinaigrette over roasted or grilled veggies, chicken, or other meat, fish, or seafood recipes.

Use it as a marinade for steak, chicken, fish, or other meat.

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Mediterranean Lemon Sumac Vinaigrette Dressing is a healthy and delicious salad dressing that comes together in just 5 minutes. Use it as a dressing for salads or drizzle over grilled chicken or fish. Here is how to make it.
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Sumac Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Mediterranean Lemon Sumac Vinaigrette Dressing is a healthy and delicious salad dressing that comes together in just 5 minutes. Use it as a dressing for salads or drizzle over grilled chicken or fish. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
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Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Secure the lid tightly.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
  • You can store it in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to a week. Bring it to room temperature and shake well before every use.

Video

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Notes

To make the dressing even more refreshing, add a little lemon zest to it.
You can also replace lemon juice with red or white wine vinegar.
You can use fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. Pass them through a garlic press or mince them using a sharp knife before adding them.
If you find the lemon sumac dressing’s taste too sour and puckery, add a little honey or maple syrup to balance it.
Add pomegranate molasses or Dijon mustard to the dressing for a taste change. Dried or fresh herbs like parsley, basil, etc can also be added.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 18mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg
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