Dukkah is a blend of spices traditionally ground with hazelnuts and sesame seeds. 

Course: Sause
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: almonds, pistachio


  • ¾ cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp whole cumin seeds
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp whole peppercorns
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Place nuts and seeds on a baking tray and roast for five minutes in a moderate oven, preheated to 180 degrees celsius. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little.
  • Add peppercorns to the nut and seed mixture. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the mixture in batches until nut pieces are crushed to various sizes of between 1 and 5mm. If you don't have a mortar and pestle you can use a nut grinder or food processor for this task.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Dukkah is best stored in an air-tight container in the fridge and will keep for at least one month.

Photo and inspiration: greekvegetarian.blogspot.com