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This recipe uses two unusual ingredients: sumac and purslane. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and used in Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cooking. Puslane is a weed, yes, but makes a nice salad green. Slightly succulent with a lemony flavor. I find it at farmer's markets.
Mix water or broth with cornstarch in small saucepan over high heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add remaining dressing ingredients and let cook in refrigerator.