Dukkah is a wonderful Egyptian seasoning blend. Try it with pita or crunchy bread and lots of olive oil. You can also use pistachios, hazelnuts, or any combination of nuts to make a version to your taste.

Makes: 1Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 1


  • 2 Tbsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. fennel seed
  • 1 Tbsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup whole almonds
  • 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the coriander, fennel, and cumin seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until the spices are fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer the spices to the bowl of a food processor and pulse about 20 times, or until the spices are ground, but not powdery.
  • Return the skillet to the stove and add the almonds and sesame seeds. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sesame seeds begin to brown and pop, about 3 minutes. Add the almond mixture, salt, and pepper to the food processor and pulse about ten times or until the nuts are in small pieces but not yet a paste.