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sumac onions in a small bowl
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Sumac Onions

Sumac onions are a classic part of many Middle Eastern salads and dishes. They are tangy, flavorful, and super simple to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Turkish
Keyword: sumac onions
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 40kcal


  • 2 medium-sized red onions peeled, halved, and cut into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes recommended: aleppo pepper/pul biber
  • 1 ½ tablespoon pomegranate molasses


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl. Then toss until everything is combined.
  • Serve the sumac onions immediately or let them sit for 20 minutes to allow them to pickle and soften.


  • Depending on your preferences and how you want to serve the sumac onions, you can use lemon juice instead of pomegranate molasses. Or simply serve your meal with a lemon wedge.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg