Dukkah, an Egyptian spice mix made with pistachios, cumin seeds and sesame seeds. It adds the perfect crunch to creamy avocado toast!
I’ve been looking at beautiful pictures of dukkah all over the internet for months and months, but never realized that it was something that I could easily make at home. I wish I had known that it was super versatile and could easily be made with pretty much any combination of nuts and seeds. I used a combination of pistachios, cumin seeds, black and white sesame seeds and some cayenne pepper. Other popular ingredients are hazelnuts, pine nuts, almonds and cashews – there are so many different options! You can also make your dukkah mix as coarse or finely ground as you like, especially if you’re using a mortar and pestle. This was a great excuse to use our himalayan pink salt mortar and pestle, which is seriously pretty enough as a decoration in the house, but I’m trying to find more reasons to use it in the kitchen. I added the whole pistachios pieces to our mortar and pestle after lightly toasting them on the stove, and I kept a lot of larger pieces of pistachio because I like the added crunch on top of the creamy avocado.
This will make enough dukkah that you can fill a jar and use it on other dishes – think salads and pasta! If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can use a food processor or even a coffee grinder to blend everything together. I made half of my dukkah in the coffee grinder and it worked really well, I just put the pistachios in first and then added the cumin and sesame seeds after to make sure they didn’t break down too much. Good luck in your kitchen adventures and I’d love to hear from you if you make your own dukkah!