Have you ever tried Dukkah?
It’s delicious and it’s also good for you. Don’t you love a double bonus like that when it comes to food?!
I adapted this recipe after falling in love with it on Sarah Wilson’s IQS (I Quit Sugar) program, which she shut down a few years ago. RIP IQS. The books are still thriving though. 😊 Sarah was one of my amazing lecturers during my health coach training and her IQS program is what inspired me to want to create a program myself. That’s also how I discovered having a weekly recipe guide and shopping list to follow is life-changing!
The recipe – as the name suggests – is nutty and spicy and contains the waistline loving, hormone cherishing goodness of almonds, sunflower, sesame and fennel seeds plus ground cumin and coriander. Can you smell the deliciousness?
If you didn’t know, Dukkah is actually an Egyptian condiment. It’s traditionally eaten by dipping bread into olive oil and then into the nut mixture.
I use it as an all-purpose seasoning and sprinkle it over everything like eggs, soba noodles, a plateful of veggies, baked kumara – anything savoury really – it’s that good! Non-vegetarians like to crust their fish with it too.
I double or triple the original recipe as I love to have it handy at all times and I store it in an airtight glass container.
Now, let’s go onwards to the good stuff! The recipe.
Nutty, Spicy Dukkah
1 C raw almonds (slivered are ok)
1/2 C raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
3 tbsp ground coriander
3 tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Heat a large frypan and toast the almonds and sunflower seeds for a few minutes until they’re golden brown. Keep an eye on them as they can overcook in the blink of an eye.
- Put them to the side.
- Do the same thing with the rest of the ingredients until you can smell the fragrance of the spices.
- Bring all of the ingredients together in a food processor and whizz until they are the texture you like. I go for a breadcrumb-like mix but you may like a coarser dukkah.
- Store in an airtight container.
Tip: Store in an airtight jar in the fridge.
- Almonds are a great source of protein, packed with monosaturated fat and they’re very satisfying.
- Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, selenium and magnesium.
- Sesame seeds pack a nutritional punch with calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and dietary fibre.
- The fennel seeds will aid gas and bloating.
- The ground cumin aids digestion, weight loss, and fat reduction.
- Ground coriander helps with digestion, liver function, and bowel movements.
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