Saturday, August 2, 2014

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Middle East Inspired Sumac Dressing

Heirloom Tomatoes  come in such a  variety of  colors and shapes.  They  make any salad beautiful!

6 -  Heirloom Tomatoes, your choice of colors cut in half then into  wedges
4 -  cups spring  Salad mix chopped
4 - Radishes thinly sliced
1/2 - cup Feta cheese crumbles

Put the  tomato wedges, radish slices and chopped  salad in a bowl and toss  and sprinkle the Feta over top of the veggies, just  before serving, drizzle the  Sumac dressing over top and serve.

Sumac Dressing:
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sweet paprika
2 tsp sumac
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
Whisk together very well  before  putting on the salad.

Notes ....                                                                                                                                                        Cherry red sumac is used extensively throughout the Middle East.   In the Mediterranean region today, sumac is used as a tabletop condiment or added during cooking to lend a pleasant, fruity sourness and soft cherry color to sauces, poultry, fish, and Turkish salads. The flavor is on the order of lemon juice or vinegar but milder and less acidic.
Sumac can be purchased at spice stores or found  in international food stores or online  on