Hazelnut Dukkah

pepita dukkah and hazelnut dukkah
Photo: Ryan Liebe
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes about 1/4 cup

Dukkah is a Middle Eastern and Egyptian mixture of warm spices, crushed nuts, and seeds that's been around for centuries. Use it to coat fish, chicken, or meat before cooking, use it as a topping for crudités like the sliced jicama pictured here, or dip bread in it after a dunk in olive oil.


  • ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts

  • ¼ teaspoon whole toasted cumin seeds

  • ½ teaspoon whole toasted coriander seeds

  • ½ teaspoon sumac

  • Pinch ground cinnamon

  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mortar and pestle and coarsely crush (or roughly chop it all with a knife).

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