Sumac dressing

Sumac dressing

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Makes
300 ml
Photographer
Lisa Cohen and William Meppem

Sumac berries have a wonderful lemony tartness and are very popular in Turkey and the Middle East. You’ll find them in Turkish or Middle Eastern food stores. This dressing can be used in the tomato salad, or with bitter leaves such as witlof or radicchio.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/3 cup sumac berries
120ml warm water
200ml extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon caster sugar
drizzle pomegranate molasses
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 sprig thyme
1 garlic clove, crushed

Method

  1. Crush the sumac berries roughly in a mortar. Tip into a small bowl and pour on the warm water. Leave to infuse for 45 minutes, then strain through a fine cloth into a measuring jug and reserve 100 ml.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the sumac water with the oil, lemon juice, sugar and molasses. Season with salt and pepper and add the thyme and garlic. Leave to infuse for 20–30 minutes, then strain into a sealable jar. The dressing will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 weeks.
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