This Dukkah will steal the show!

This Dukkah will steal the show!

I created this glorious traditional mix of Egyptian nuts, seeds and spices to sprinkle on top of my hummus dip to just add a little something extra to lunchtime.

My husband and I have a very simple grazing platter most lunchtimes (which is around 2.30 when he gets home from work).  It normally has tomatoes, cucumber, a little pot of dip, crackers, and then sometimes cheese, cold meat, capsicum, leftover sausages or basically anything I can find in the fridge or cupboard - anything goes! 

Well just toasting the nuts and seeds starts to make the kitchen smell ah-mazing 🤗 and by the time you've whizzed all the nuts and spices together you won't want to wait to have a nibble 😉



1/2 cup hazelnuts
3 Tbsp almonds
4 Tbsp sesame weeds
3 Tbsp shelled pistachios
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch salt


Place the hazelnuts and almonds in a dry frying pan - do not add oil.  Toast briefly over a medium-high heat, tossing regularly, until the nuts turn a nice golden brown. Transfer to a side dish.

Place the sesame seeds in the same pan and return to the heat.  Toast over a medium heat, tossing regularly, until the sesame seeds turn golden brown - this will be fairly quick so be careful!

Add the toasted nuts and sesame seeds to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade.  Add the pistachios, fennel seeds, spices and a generous pink of salt.

Pulse for a few seconds until you reach a nice coarse mixture. Do not over process the dukkah - it should not be too fine.

Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Store in an air tight jar for 2 weeks.





Serve dukkah in one bowl and place a small bowl of extra virgin olive oil and your favourite bread for dipping.  Dip the bread in the oil and then the dukkah for a traditional snack.

Sprinkle on your dips to add that social something and a gorgeous decoration at the same time!

Sprinkle on a bagel or rice cake spread with cream cheese.

Make sure you pop some in small glass jars and gift to friends - it's always the season for gifting handmade goods.  

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