|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||21%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Dukkah, an Egyptian condiment with a distinctly nutty taste, is definitely not a typical spice blend but, rather, a fragrant combination of roasted nuts and seeds. Typical dukkah contains some common ingredients such as nuts (usually hazelnuts but other nuts can be used), sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. From there, you can add your own spin with things like mint, dried thyme, or spicy peppers.
Dukkah can be found in spice and Middle Eastern markets, and sometimes in the international aisle of some supermarkets, but it's easy to make at home and there are lots of possible variations so you can experiment and find your perfect custom blend.
Use dukkah as a crust for meat, chicken, or fish, as a dip for pita bread and olive oil, or as a seasoning for vegetables. Fresh carrots seasoned with dukkha and olive oil and then topped with tangy cheese make an extraordinary side dish.
- For the Dukkah:
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- For the Roasted Carrots:
- 1 pound carrots
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Gather the ingredients.
To make the dukkah, add the hazelnuts to a dry skillet or cast iron and toast for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often.
Move the hazelnuts to a dish and add the sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds to the pan. Toast for another 1 to 2 minutes and remove from the pan.
Add the toasted hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds to a food processor and pulse for 2 to 4 minutes. You want the ingredients to break down into very small pieces but not to turn into a paste. You can also do this by hand in a mortar and pestle. Add black pepper and salt. Set aside.
Pre heat oven to 400 F. Peel the carrots and slice in half lengthwise. Toss in the olive oil and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roast for approximately 20 minutes or until the carrots are just fork tender.
Place on a serving dish and top with the crumbled feta and about 1/4 cup of the dukkah. Serve warm. Extra dukkah can be stored in an airtight container for 1 month.
- In case you want to make the dukkah in the oven, pre-heat your oven to 350 F and spread the nuts and seeds out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for about 2 minutes.