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substitute for sumac?

I'm making cumin-scented quinoa with shredded beets and the recipe calls for a sumac-yogurt topping plus sumac in the quinoa

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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

sumac adds a tart note, so I'd sub with a little lemon juice and zest

peicook added over 1 year ago

SInce Sumac adds a bit of a lemony taste to many Middle eastern recipes, I would try a bit of Lemon zest.


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added over 1 year ago

If you have Zaatar, another Mideastern spice, it contains Sumac and would add a nice flavor

Christine added over 1 year ago

If you can get pomegranate molasses, that would be v nice here!

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