Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend made of toasted seeds and nuts. The idea is to serve it with bite sized pieces of crusty bread and extra virgin olive oil, encouraging guests to dip the bread into the oil, then the Dukkah.

What is great about making your own dukkah, is that your can add and subtract ingredients to please yourself and and what you may have on hand. You can use any excess Dukkah to coat chicken or seafood before baking, sprinkle on salads or vegetables. Let your imagination be your guide!

Serve with a side dish of good quality Virgin Olive Oil or Macadamia Oil and a dish of Balsamic Vinegar, for dipping. Another idea is to serve Virgin Olive Oil on top of the Balsamic Vinegar in the same bowl.


  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (dry roasted)
  • 1/2 cup coriander seeds (dry roasted)
  • 1 cup macadamia & almonds or hazelnuts & almonds (dry roasted)
  • 1/4 cup cumin seed or 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop the nuts or use a mortar and pestle.
  2. Do the same with the seeds, one sort at a time - you can make it as chunky or as fine as you like but take care not to over-process.
  3. Mix all the chopped nuts and seeds together and add the salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

Other flavouring to try:

  • 1 tbsp cardamom seeds toasted and ground
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds toasted and ground
  • 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Spanish Paprika (optional)
  • 1 tabGinger, ground
  • 1 tab Garlic powder
  • 1 tab Black Mustard seeds (dry roasted)

Try roasted pistachios or other combinations of nuts.