A staple Middle Eastern spice, sumac lends a lovely lemony flavour to dishes. Use it in marinades, salad dressings, kebabs and sprinkled over houmous. Get loads of ideas for sumac here.
Fattoush is a colourful middle-eastern salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, pieces of crispy pitta bread and feta cheese. This version has a lemon, garlic and sumac dressing.
Sumac and chilli powder are added to popcorn for a spicy, colourful and savoury snack.
Not a traditional Levantine recipe by any means, but a delicious take on traditional flavours from the Levant nonetheless. I whip this up in mere minutes and serve with toasted pitta triangles. Guests are always intrigued and ask for the recipe!
This popular dip originated in Aleppo, Syria, and is now a Levantine staple. Loaded with flavour thanks to roasted red pepper, walnuts, Aleppo pepper, pomegranate molasses and sumac. Serve as part of a meze platter, with flatbread, or in wraps and sandwiches.
In this Persian dish, cubes of lamb are marinated in garlic, lime and saffron, threaded onto skewers, grilled on the barbecue and served with grilled tomatoes.