Spicing things up!

Spicing things up!

Dukkah is a Middle Eastern spice mixture of toasted nuts, seeds, and savory spices. The word dukkah is derived from Arabic expression “to pound” which describes the method of using a mortar and pestle to make the mixture. It is thought to have originated in Egypt but there are numerous variations in the combinations of nuts, seeds, and spices based on regions and local preferences. The following list of ingredients are included in dukkah varieties:

  • Hazelnuts

  • Pistachios

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Pine nuts

  • Dill seeds

  • Thyme

  • Sumac

  • Cayenne

  • Cumin

  • Coriander

  • Sesame

  • Anise

  • Fennel

  • Mint

  • Pepper

It’s a terrific spice for fish but can also be added to eggs or avocado toast! Dukkah spices can also be mixed with extra virgin olive oil for dipping bread. You can find dukkah spice mixes at most stores or you can easily make your own. Here is an easy combination that you can play around with and swap or add different ingredients to make it your own.

  • ½ cup raw pistachios

  • ½ cup raw hazelnuts

  • ¼ cup raw sesame seeds

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tbsp cayenne

  • 1 tsp sea salt

1.    Preheat oven to 200°F and spread the nuts and seeds on a baking sheet.

2.    Bake for about 30 min, stirring frequently to heat evenly

3.    Remove from oven and cool.

4.    Place all ingredients in food processor until they are ground to your preferred consistency.

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