Dukkah is a flavorful Egyptian condiment, that you will want to add to everything once you try it. You can customize it using your own mix of nuts, seeds, and spices. This one is made with pistachios, coconut, coriander, sesame, fennel, and cumin seeds.
Pistachio Coconut Dukkah
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm
slightly totally obsessed with spices. What else would you call spending $300 at the Shuk in Jerusalem, in spices only?? When I went for the first time in years this past January, I was like a kid in a candy store. My husband on the other hand... My husband was somewhere between a panic attack and a coronary. Money well spent though. He's definitely enjoying every single ounce!!
Surprisingly, the first time I saw Dukkah wasn't at the Shuk. It was at Trader Joes! I was browsing through the new product section when I picked up this beautiful round container filled with herbs, nuts, and spices. How this little gem had been hidden from me all these years, is beyond my comprehension!
I ended up buying it (obviously) and did a little research. I discovered that Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment usually used as a dip for bread and vegetables. Interesting!!
I personally enjoy it sprinkled on salads (adds a little nuttiness and crunch), on soups (adds a pop of flavor), on roasted vegetables... well, on anything really! (obsessed, remember??)
So of course, I had to create my own mixture.... fennel, coriander, cumin and sesame seeds, coconut, pistachios, and salt. Such a great combination of flavors!! But really, you can be as creative as you want, you can add herbs like thyme or za'atar, nuts like hazelnuts or almonds, seeds like pumpkin or sunflower... The combinations are endless.
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Dukkah is a flavorful Egyptian condiment, that you will want to add to everything once you try it. You can customize it using your own mix of nuts, seeds and spices. This one is made with pistachios, coconut, coriander, sesame, fennel and cumin seeds.
- 1 ½ tbsp coriander seeds
- 3 tbsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup roasted shelled pistachios, chopped
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- In a medium not stick skillet dry toast coriander, fennel and cumin seeds until fragrant, about 2 minutes, over medium heat. Watch them carefully to make sure they don't doesn't burn.
- Place all the spices in a bowl and let them cool
- Toast sesame seeds over medium heat for about 2 minutes
- Toast coconut over medium heat for about 2 minutes, watching carefully to make sure it doesn't burn
- Grind cumin, fennel and coriander seeds in a spice grinder
- Combine ground spices, pistachios, coconut, sesame seeds and salt. Mix well and store in a tight closed container in the fridge
This recipe was adapted from Food52
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 6 mins
- Category: condiment
- Cuisine: Kosher / Middle Eastern