With its combination of nuts, seeds, spices and herbs, Dukkah is a unique and incredibly delicious Egyptian seasoning blend. Enjoy it as a dip for your bread or veggies, as a coating for meat and poultry, and sprinkled over your hummus, salads, sandwiches, and more!
pinch of red pepper flakes(optional for a little heat)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lay the nuts out single layer on a lined baking sheet. Roast them for 8-10 minutes until they have darkened in color and smell very nutty. Be careful not to roast them for too long or they will turn bitter. Remove from the oven and let the cool completely.
Heat a dry pan over medium heat and place the remaining ingredients in it except for the mint and salt.Roast the spices and seeds for a few minutes until they have slightly deepened in color and are very fragrant. Be careful not to let them scorch or they will become bitter.Transfer to a bowl and let them cool completely.
Place the cooled nuts, the cooled spices and seeds, the mint and salt in a blender or food processor.Pulse until the mixture is ground with lots of tiny coarse bits throughout. It should not be ground into a powder.Transfer the mixture to an airtight jar and, for the longest shelf-life, store it in the fridge where it will keep for up to 3 weeks.Makes about 1 1/4 cups.