Delicious Pistachio Dukkah

Dukkah is a nutty, crunchy, spicy Middle Eastern dip that you sprinkle on your food or dip your bread into. It’s delicious & totally addictive!

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My friend introduced me to dukkah a few years ago and now I make it all the time, although it only lasts about 5 minutes because I can’t stop eating it once I’ve started (note to self: make more dukkah).

It’s traditionally eaten with bread & olive oil. First the bread is dipped into the olive oil, then the dukkah. The dukkah sticks on the oily bread and you get a super scrummy oily, crunchy, spicy mouthful.

However, dukkah is really versatile and can be sprinkled on salads, soups & curries.
The recipe can also be adapted and tweaked to taste. For example, you can use different nuts, but I think pistachio and hazelnuts work the best.

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Delicious Pistachio Dukkah

Dukkah is a nutty, crunchy, spicy Middle Eastern dip that you sprinkle on your food or dip your bread into. It’s delicious & totally addictive!
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
4 servings
4.50 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 100 g raw unsalted pistachios or hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 or 2 sprigs of mint
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

Instructions

  • Put nuts, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and sesame seeds on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Dry toast for 12 minutes on gas Mark 4/180C. Allow to cool.
  • Add mint leaves, chilli & salt to a mini chopper and pulse in 1 second bursts.
  • Check after each pulse as you don’t want it too finely chopped.
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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I have no words to explain the taste and authenticity of this recipe.

    Thanks a lot with sharing this amazing dish.

  2. 4 stars
    I roasted my nut/seed mixture. Not having a gas oven, I googled the 180C conversation to F and it said 356. I thought that was high so only put it at 350 for 10 min. But the mixture very much over roasted. I’d definitely cut back the heat for an electric oven and watch it carefully. I want to try it again another time to get true flavor.

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