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Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend.  There is no specific recipe, but rather general guidelines for making it.  It’s kind of like pesto–you can use a variety of ingredients and tailor it to your own tastes.

Basic Dukkah

1 cup toasted nuts (I used 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts)

1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

3 tbsp cumin

5 tbsp coriander

salt and pepper to taste

Blend everything in a food processor, but be careful not to overdo it because the nuts will turn into nut butter.  You want a coarse consistency.

  • You can use any nuts you’d like.  I’ve made this once before and I used pine nuts and pistachios.
  • You could also add dried herbs, like mint or parsley
  • Make sure to store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container

Ways you can use Dukkah:

  • Dip bread in olive oil and then the spice blend
  • Pita pizza with goat cheese, feta, ground lamb, sprinkled on top
  • On scrambled eggs or in an omelette
  • Create a crust on fish or chicken
  • Use in stir fried tofu or tofu scramble
  • Sprinkle on top of popcorn
  • Sprinkle on soups


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