Nuts for Dukkah!
I'm having serious Dukkah love right now! What's not to love? It's simple, delicious, you make a large batch at one time and it makes a quick savoury nutritious snack super easy. Made to go with bread and olive oil, Dukkah is a lot like kindness ~ sprinkle that good stuff everywhere!
Traditionally an Egyptian dish made by an ingenious person a long time ago. I imagine a Mama in the kitchen, throwing a little of this a little of that, a pinch of salt, add bread, olive oil and voila! You don't need a recipe now... ha ha! However I'll tell what I do and encourage you to get creative. I don't think I've ever made a batch the same and the following is just a guide, the possibilities are endless.
I actually made this batch for a lunch I had with some friends to test out some postpartum dishes. I thought I made it too salty, but most people loved it. My advice - add the salt slowly and to taste.
Really all you need is:
- Nuts and Seeds - traditionally they are roasted but I just used raw nuts for this one.
- Olive Oil
- Steamed Veg
- Some type of grinder/food processor
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup macadamias
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
2 teaspoons nigella seeds
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric (I use my turmeric latte mix that has cinnamon, ginger and black pepper)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2-1 teaspoon salt
Black Pepper to taste
I put it all in a small grinder attachment of my food processor and whiz it for 30 seconds or so. I want it well ground but still a little chunky. Store in airtight container in the fridge.
Serve with olive oil, bread and lately I've been eating it with steamed veg such as the pumpkin and carrot pictured above. Dip item in oil and then dukkah. Enjoy!
This is such a great dish for everyone anytime but a wonderful postpartum snack for a Mum who may be functioning with a baby in her arms most of the time. Even if you're not a kitchen person, you can whip up a batch of dukkah and deliver it with fresh bread and olive oil.
I'd love to hear what snack have gotten you through the postpartum or any other busy time!?
aka Pollination Mama