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.
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