Looking to add a burst of flavour and crunch to your meals? Try our Pistachio Dukkah recipe, this nutty spice blend is not only easy to make but also incredibly versatile. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy way to elevate your everyday meals or want to impress your guests with a fancy appetizer, Pistachio Dukkah is here to save the day!
Dukkah is an Egyptian Arabic condiment and comes from the word for "to crush" or "to pound". It has many variations which include a variety of crushed nuts, sesame seeds, cumin and coriander.
You Will Need
Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
Spread the pistachios over a baking tray. Place the sesame seeds in a separate baking tray. Or in a large baking tray separated in foil. Roast until golden brown.
Toast whole spices in a hot pan on medium heat.
Bake for a few minutes and then shake the pan. Roast until toasted, approximately 5-10 minutes.
Allow the nuts, seeds and spices to cool, then place the pistachios in a food processor and pulse into small pieces but not so much that they turn to powder. Remove to a bowl.
Put the toasted coriander and cumin seeds in a spice blender or small food processor and blitz to a powder.
Add the spices and sesame seeds to the bowl with the pistachios.
Stir well to combine and store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
Some Ideas for Using Dukkah
One of the most traditional ways to enjoy Pistachio Dukkah is by dipping chunks of fresh, crusty bread into good-quality olive oil and then into the Dukkah.
The mixture of the nutty, spicy blend with the smoothness of olive oil is absolutely moreish.
- Mixed through salads like in our Fennel Zucchini Salad or our Middle Eastern Salad. Or scatter on top of your green salads.
- As a coating for grilled chicken or fish fillet.
- To add to meatballs or kofta mixes.
- Stir into couscous.
- Boil some cubed potatoes and then roast with Dukkah.
- Add some wonderful aroma to roasted veggies.
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Tips and Questions
How Much Does this Recipe Make?
It will make approximately two and a half cups of Dukkah blend which comes to round about 40 tablespoons. The nutritional information is calculated per tablespoons.
How Long Can I Store It For?
It will last several weeks if stored in an air-tight container in the dark part of your pantry. But if you want to make a mega batch it can be stored for a month or so in the freezer.
Can I Use Different Nuts?
- You can easily replace the pistachios in this recipe with whatever nuts you have on hand we have made it successfully with almonds, hazelnuts and macadamias.
- Or consider a blend of nuts and seeds such as pepitas and sunflowers seeds. However, I would keep them whole like the sesame seeds.
Is Our Blend Spicy?
Our recipe does not even “hot” spicy such as chilli or cayenne pepper, however it contains a warm, comforting blend of spices.
What is the Difference Between Dukkah and Za’atar?
Dukkah is made with nuts, sesame seeds and spices and Za’atar is generally made with toasted sesame seeds, thyme and sumac. The sumac in za’atar gives it some lemon zing as opposed the warming spices used in Dukkah.
- 1 Small Food Processor or High-Speed / Bullet Blender
- 2 cups shelled pistachios and almonds
- ¼ cup
cup sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- Preheat oven to 200°C/30℉.
- Spread the pistachios over a baking tray.
- Place the sesame seeds in a separate baking tray.
- Place the whole spices on a third baking tray.
- Bake for a few minutes and then shake the pan. Roast for until toasted, approximately 5-10 minutes.
- Allow the nuts, seeds and spices to cool, then place the pistachios in a food processor and pulse into small pieces but nut so much that they turn to powder. Remove to a bowl.
- Put the toasted coriander and cumin seeds in a spice blender or small food processor and blitz to a powder.
- Add the spices and sesame seeds to the bowl with the pistachios and stir well to combine. Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.