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Sumac Salad

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

Sumac Salad

An easy refreshing salad. If you have cucumbers growing in the garden this recipe is for you? Yep, we have all been there. One day you have a flower bud the next day you have 20 cucumbers. This salad recipe will help you use up those fresh garden veggies.

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 dish piqued our interest in Iraqi Cuisine and wanted to find out more.

Ingredients for Sumac Salad

For the perfect bite of Sumac Salad, dice up the veggies into bite-size pieces. A spoon full of perfectly bite-sized veggies with this sumac dressing is just heavenly. The recipe makes a big batch for a crowd. You can scale the recipe down for a smaller yield.

  • Cucumber
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Sumac Spice
  • Salt to taste

Sumac has a flavor mild lemon flavor. Not bold or sour.

Sumac Salad

How to Make Sumac Salad

Slice and dice all your fresh vegetables. Toss them in a large mixing bowl with olive oil and sumac spice. Add salt to taste.

Sumac salad is a chilled salad and it is refreshing on a Summer day. The salad pairs well with anything coming off the grill or smoker. Try it with our Smoked Drumsticks or Kebabs. Make it and take it to your next July 4th, Memorial Day, or Labor Day picnic.  

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Iraqi Sumac Salad

Sumac Salad

Sumac Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Iraqi Sumac Salad. Fresh cucumber salad with cherry tomatoes and red onion tossed in a sumac dressing.


  • 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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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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