Iraqi Sumac Salad

Iraqi Sumac Salad is a crisp salad with cucumbers, red onions, and sweet cherry tomatoes tossed in a sumac dressing.

Iraqi Sumac Salad

An easy refreshing salad. If you have cucumbers growing in the garden. You may have asked yourself, What am I going to do with all these cucumbers? Yep we have all been there. One day you have a flower bud the next day you have 20 cucumbers. This Iraqi Sumac salad will help you use up some of your harvest.

My husband was on a quick trip to Iraq and was served this salad. He loved it and came home and made it for me. This one dish piqued our interest in Iraqi Cuisine and wanted to find out more.

Perfect for Summer picnics.

This Iraqi Sumac salad is chilled and it is refreshing on a Summer day. Make it and take it to your next July 4th, Memorial Day or Labor Day picnic.  Here are some more of my favorite salads, Ramen Broccoli Slaw and Veggie Salad to take add to your Summer food list.

Dice the Vegetables

For the perfect bite every time dice up the into bite size pieces. A spoon full of perfectly bite sized veggies with this sumac dressing is just heavenly. Mmmmm. Can’t get enough of this stuff! The recipe makes a big batch for a crowd. You can scale the recipe down for a smaller yield.


This dressing is so simple. It is olive oil and sumac. I recommend adding salt to taste after the salad has been tossed in the sumac and olive oil dressing. Add a pinch at a time and taste before adding more.


You can get ground Sumac Spice here if you can’t find it in your local supermarkets.

Iraqi Sumac Salad. Fresh mix of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and red onions tossed in a sumac dressing.

Iraqi Sumac Salad

Iraqi Sumac Salad
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Iraqi Sumac Salad

Iraqi Sumac Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Sumac Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 2 Cucumbers peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/4 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sumac
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Add vegetables into a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss with olive oil and sumac
  3. Season with salt to taste.




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