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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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