Dukkah Spice Guide
What is dukkah?
Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is an Egyptian nut, seed, and spice mix used as a topping and dip for meat, fish, and vegetables. It's often made with peanuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, cumin, and coriander - but there are multiple variations made with different ingredients.
Dukkah, in Arabic, means "to crush" or "to blend". In Egypt, dukkah is used as an all-purpose spice and often families and vendors have their own blends. Because the seeds, spices, and nuts are crushed the meld together to create an aromatic blend. The versatile blend can be used as a rub on fish or meat, sprinkled on salad, or stirred into a dip (hummus, yogurt, or muttabel) to add some complexity.
Recipes using dukkah
- Athena’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Dukkah and Watercress Pesto from Dolly and Oatmeal
- Avocado and Dukkah Toast from Dishing Up the Dirt
- Baked Camembert Focaccia with Dukkah and Honey from Honest Cooking
- Butter Bean Purée with Dukkah from Ottolenghi
- Butternut Squash Soup with Dukkah from Lychee & Plum
- Dukkah Asparagus & Hot Smoked Salmon Potato Salad from The Brick Kitchen
- Dukkah Roast Pumpkin Salad from Herbie’s Spices
- Dukkah Rubbed Snapper with Morrocan Lentils from Taste
- Dukkah Spiced Yogurt Dip from Love and Lemons
- Dukkah-crusted squash wedges from BBC Good Food
- Farro with dukkah, things from the garden, and grilled lemons from My Name is Yeh
- Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Dukkah from My New Roots
- Honey-roast pumpkin with tahini yogurt and dukkah from Nadia Magazine
- Roasted Cauliflower with Dukkah from Steamy Kitchen
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seed Dukkah from Dolly and Oatmeal
Dukkah spice mix recipe
Where to buy dukkah
You can buy dukkah from Trader Joe's.