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Dukkah – Egyptian Spice Mix

Dukkah – Egyptian Spice Mix

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend made from roasted nuts, seeds and spice. I love making my own Healthy Chef combinations so that I can sprinkle onto garden salads, dips and just simply have on hand to accentuate favourite meals. It works beautifully with Moroccan baked organic eggs, cinnamon roasted sweet potato or veggie burgers topped with beetroot relish and a crunchy salad. Home made Dukkah is a celebration of aromatics that is just glorious, a spoonful is all you need to give joy and delight to your taste buds every time you eat it. You’ll never buy dukkah again once you’ve made your own.

What’s great about it:

Macadamias and almonds naturally contain antioxidants like manganese, vitamin E and zinc. Sesame seeds are high in magnesium that helps support vascular and respiratory health. They are also high in calcium that is responsible for bone strength and structure. Chia seed is a delicious source of omega 3 EFA’s (essential fatty acids). Health benefits of omega 3 are helping to lower cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, improves symptoms of arthritis, improves mental health as the brain is 60% fat and needs omega 3 to function properly. Turmeric is a natural antiviral with potent anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also high in curcumin a powerful antioxidant. Ginger helps promote gastric motility and works as an anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which lowers and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Black Pepper contains an active ingredient called piperline that is known to enhance digestion.

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ingredients (1 jar)

150 g macadamia nuts – lightly roasted
100 g almonds, roasted
50 g  sesame seeds – lightly toasted
10 g chia seed
2 teaspoons turmeric, ground
1 gram saffron (optional but delicious) – crushed
1 teaspoon cumin – ground
1 teaspoon black pepper – ground
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

method

  1. Chop the macadamia nuts and almonds until ground – you can leave a few chunky bits in there for a little texture.
  2. Combine macadamia nuts and almond with the sesame seeds, chia seed, ground turmeric, crushed saffron, cumin powder, black pepper, sea salt, cinnamon and ginger.
  3. Mix the dukkah ingredients well and taste – adjust if necessary to your palate.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.
  5. Serve and enjoy – see notes
+ notes & inspiration +
  •  Feel free to add other spice, nuts and seeds if you wish based on your own tastes.
  • Chilli flakes, Ground coriander, Ground cardamom, Lemon zest, Smoked paprika and Fennel seeds all work really well.
  • Dukkah keeps well in an air tight glass jar in the fridge – ready to serve and enjoy.

 

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