Dukkah is an Egyptian mix of nuts, seeds and spices used to flavour… everything. Packing a flavour punch, Dukkah is so simple to make, and is sure to become a staple at your house.
Once you’ve got the hang of it, start experimenting with your favourite flavours and textures. Choose fresh, raw ingredients, roast your own seeds and nuts until lightly golden if you wish for an extra dimension of flavour, and store the finished masterpiece in a jar in the fridge to keep those gorgeous, healthy oils and antioxidants from spoiling. Combining the turmeric and black pepper in the dukkah mix with the oils from the nuts and seeds, and a delicious glug of olive oil greatly increases the bioavailability of the benefits of turmeric. Spices such as fennel, cumin and cinnamon are great for digestion, and chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fats and fibre.
Use dukkah to coat chicken or fish to add a crunchy and delicious gluten free crust Sprinkle the mix over salads, soups, dips, baked and poached eggs, smashed avo or on a platter to dip a crusty sourdough bread and some good quality olive oil.
Preparations time: 10mins Cooking time: 10mins
Makes: 2.5 cups
100g macadamia nuts
50g sesame seeds (black, white or a mixture)
100g pistachio nuts
50g chia seeds
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds, roughly crushed
1 tsp black pepper, roughly crushed
Pinch sea salt
Experiment with other ingredients such as:
Sprinkle over recipes such as Baked Eggs, Herby Green Hummus, Braised Kale Walnut and Garlic or Pumpkin Soup.