Easy Sumac Onions

Easy Sumac Onions

Crisp and vibrant, these sumac onions are a healthful condiment that infuses dishes with a burst of tangy flavor. They are simple to prepare and elevate your meals by adding prebiotic fiber, polyphenols, and antioxidants.

What is Sumac

What is Sumac

Sumac is a deep-red spice derived from the berries of the wild sumac shrub, native to the Middle East. Its bold, tangy flavor, with hints of lemon and tartness, has been cherished in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries.



Red onion

Lemon juice



Extra virgin olive oil


Begin by cutting the red onion in half from stem to root. Then, thinly slice each half, cutting from the stem to the root.

Slice onion


Transfer the sliced onions to a mixing bowl. Add sumac, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Toss the mixture thoroughly using your hands or with the aid of two forks to ensure the onions are well-coated with the seasonings.

Mix onion slices


Transfer the seasoned onions, along with all the juices, into a jar. Allow them to marinate for at least 30 minutes before consuming to enhance the flavors. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. They will keep well for up to 3 days.

Transfer to jar

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