Dukkah is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices with roots in Egyptian cuisine. There are no rules about exactly what goes into the mix, and different families and restaurants are known to add their own “secret” ingredients. Sesame seeds and coriander appear to be mainstays.
No time to make? Dukkah can be found pre-made in several stores. Our favorite pre-made mix is from Trader Joes.
1/3 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
1/4 cup Fennel Seeds
1/2 cup Coriander Seeds
1/4 cup Anise Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Roast nuts and seeds separately. Spread almonds and seeds out on separate baking trays. Bake the seeds for 2-5 minutes until the sesame seeds are golden and the spices are aromatic. Bake the almonds for 10 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
3. Place the almonds, spices, and salt in the bowl of a small food processor. Pulse the machine until the almonds are coarsely chopped. Do not over grind.
4. Serve Dukkah accompanied with a bowl of good extra virgin olive oil and crusty bread for dipping.
5. Nut alternates: Replace almonds with an equal amount of roasted hazelnuts, with the skins removed or try pistachios, (shells removed, of course).