Dukkah Spices

  • Yield: 32 servings

For the best flavor, toast the almonds and pistachios in a 350F oven 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown before processing. You can also dip pita bread or Italian bread in extra-virgin olive oil and then into this spice mixture.


1/4cup sesame seeds
2teaspoons fennel seeds
1teaspoon black peppercorns
2teaspoons whole coriander seeds
1teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2cup toasted almonds
1/2cup shelled toasted pistachios
2teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Place a dry saute pan over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red pepper and smoked paprika and toast about 2 minutes, shaking the pan often, until very aromatic.
  2. Transfer to a food processor fitted with the metal blade or blender. Add the toasted nuts and salt. Blend or process until crumbly, sandy consistency is achieved. Don’t over-process or you will turn mixture to nut butter. Store in a sealed container. Makes 2 cups.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 28
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat .17g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Fiber .64g
  • Sugars .25g
  • Protein 1g