I love great spice blends, especially those made with healthy herbs. Dukkah is an Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds and spices. And as always, I like to add a little calcium kick to the mix, so this blend includes our good friend Urtica dioica, commonly known as nettle.
With this blend you can add it go a little extra virgin olive oil to make a paste to spread on bread, or simply sprinkle it over veggies, hummus and anything that could benefit from a nice taste and nutrition boost!
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup almonds, chopped
- 2 T. sesame seeds
- ½ cup dried nettle leaf
- 1 t. ground coriander
- 1 t. ground cumin
- ½ t. fine sea salt (I like pink Himalayan)
- ¼ t. fresh ground pepper
Place nuts in a flat skillet over a medium heat. Stir and toast for 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Stir in sesame seed. Continue stirring for another 2-3 minutes, not allowing to burn. Remove from heat. Let cool. Place nuts/seeds in a small food processor. Add all remaining ingredients to food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, but not turned into “butter.”
This recipe was inspired by Rosalee De La Floret’s recipe in her wonderful book Alchemy of Herbs. More on Rosalee at https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/
thank you so much for this great recipe will try soon!
Joyce, thanks so much for your comment! Please let us know how you like it and if you find any fun ways to use it. I sprinkled some on popcorn last night and thought it was awesome! -Susan
This recipe sounds yummy! I bought some N. American Nettle Leaf that I use to make tea. Is that what I should use for this recipe as well? Thx.
Hi Mary, Yes! Just grind it down and you are good to go!
Could this be valuable substituting pumpkin seed and sunflower seed for the nuts? I can’t have the nuts.
Karen, GREAT idea. Just go ahead and give them a good grind, but not to a “butter consistencey.” Imagine you wand to put the end product into a spice shaker. Another nice add I thought of was some dried seaweed for extra iodine. Let us know how it comes out!