“A very traditional Middle Eastern salad, flavored with sumac, an essential ingredient in Arabic cooking. It is so good and so simple you will wonder why you haven’t made this before.”


  • 1 bunch arugula

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms

  • 1 tomato, diced (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons sumac (see Note)

  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and dry arugula leaves. Arrange leaves on a large plate and layer with onions, mushrooms and tomato.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and sumac. Season to taste with salt, and pour over the salad.