Daniela (breakherbelljar) wrote in thequestionclub,
Daniela
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Sumac?

I found a recipe I'd like to try, it is as follows:

2 large pita breads
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tsp. ground sumac
½ head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
4 scallions, sliced, white parts only
½ cup chopped or torn fresh mint
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, diced, optional

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place bread on cookie sheet, and bake about 15 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove bread from oven, and set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, break into 1/2-inch pieces.
Mix together salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and 1 teaspoon sumac. Toss lettuce, parsley, scallions, mint, cucumbers, tomatoes and green pepper, if using, in separate bowl. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 teaspoon sumac over salad, add toasted pita pieces and dress salad, tossing to coat well. Serve immediately.

(from Vegetarian Times)

This sounds really good, has anyone had sumac? As far as I can tell, it's a spice but I have no idea what it tastes like or where to find it.
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