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Revitalize Your Health with Middle-Eastern Shish Tawook and Sumac Salad Dressing.

Tailored to Enhance Your Blood Biomarkers

Sumac is a tangy and slightly acidic spice that pairs perfectly with the freshness of the greens and the creaminess of the feta cheese. This salad recipe is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for dinner.

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Incorporating two InsideTracker dietary recommendations based on my blood analysis, this recipe emphasizes higher intake of antioxidant-rich ingredients and increased consumption of olive oil.

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Middle-Eastern Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens or large fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Sumac sauce


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp sumac

  • 1 tbsp honey or Date Syrup

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, chopped parsley, and chopped mint.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.

3. Drizzle the sumac sauce over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious and healthy salad with a flavorful sumac sauce.

Chicken Shish Tawook


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or regular full fat Yogurt

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1/2 tablespoon sumac

  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin

  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 3-4 Flat Stainless Steel Skewers

Note: use oven mitts as skewers are hot to touch.


1.In a large mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, tomato paste, sumac, paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

2.Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3.Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

4.Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers.

5.Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.

6.Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

7. Serve with the salad, Sumac Dressing, hummus, and pita bread for a complete meal.

Enjoy your flavorful chicken shish tawook!

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