Got Dukkah? 6 Ideas for Using it At Home, No Cookbook Required

Got Dukkah? 6 Ideas for Using it At Home, No Cookbook Required

Megan Gordon
May 7, 2013

Dukkah, the crumbly Middle Eastern spice mix, is making its way into mainstream recipes and blogs these days, and for good reason: it lends a nice, slightly salty crunch to everything from bar nuts and baked pitas to grilled chicken and roasted fish. But without breaking out a cookbook, how best to use it at home?

There are many different ways to use dukkah in the kitchen, and I'd encourage you to try making a few batches of your own at home to see how, exactly, you prefer yours (for instance, I love mine pretty heavy on sesame seeds with a good hit of salt).

→ Make Your Own: Basic Dukkah

Once you've mastered your own favorite dukkah, there are a number of great ways to use it in the kitchen:

  1. Fold it into your favorite hummus or dip.
  2. Sprinkle it on flatbread with a little olive oil and bake until crispy.
  3. Scatter it on top of fried eggs in the morning.
  4. Stir it into whole grains or pasta dishes for a different take on quick lunch or dinner.
  5. Toss your favorite roasting vegetables with a generous spoonful of dukkah and olive oil and roast until crispy and fragrant.
  6. Whisk into your homemade jar of salad dressing for a different take on a familiar flavor.
What are your favorite ways to use dukkah?

Read More: Dukkah: Nut and Spice Mixes For Seasoning and Snacking by Martha Rose Shulman for The New York Times

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