Almond Dukkah

Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment made up of toasted nuts and seeds, ground to a powder. Sprinkled over salads, soups, dips, or even a pool of oil, it adds a warm flavor and delightful crunch.

Total Time:
15 mins
1 cup


  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • 2 tablespoons salted roasted sunflower seed kernels

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Toast almonds and fennel seeds in a small skillet over low, stirring often, until fragrant and slightly darkened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small plate, and let cool 5 minutes. Roughly chop almonds.

  2. Place cumin seeds in skillet, and toast over low, stirring often, until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Transfer to a work surface, and lightly crush with the flat side of a large knife.

  3. Stir together chopped almonds, fennel seeds, crushed cumin seeds, sunflower seed kernels, sesame seeds, maple syrup, paprika, and salt in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Make Ahead

Dukkah can be made up to 1 week in advance.

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