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Iraqi 'summag' Salad - Sumac Salad
From: Um Safia

This is a recipe for a very tasty salad using the Middle Eastern spice Sumac / Sumaq. In Iraq, it is lmown as Summag - hence the name Summag salad. It is easy to make & comes fromm an Iraqi blog on the 'net.


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • salt
  • olive oil

Peel the cucumbers in stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half, length-wise. Slice these halves into semi-circles, each no more than 1-2 mm thick.

Put the cucumbers in the salad bowl.

Chop the tomato into 'salad size' pieces- not too large and not too small. Add to the cucumber.

Slice the onion into long, pieces and add to the tomato and cucumber.

Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the salad and add the sumac and salt to taste. Mix well. Enjoy.