What Can I Cook with Sumac Spice?

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Q: My future father-in-law just brought back a big jar of sumac from a trip abroad. I've looked up a bunch of information on how to use this fascinating new spice, but I was wondering you had any great recipes to recommend? Thank you!

Sent by Heather

Editor: Heather, here are a few past recipes from The Kitchn that use this lemony, piquant spice.

Sumac-Dusted Oven Fries with Garlic Spread
Fattoush, A Delicious Middle Eastern Salad
Hummus
Za'atar Seasoning Blend
Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Readers, what recipes do you think best show off the flavor of sumac?

Related: Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard

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