Sesame seed, almond & lemon ‘dukkah’

IMG_4997Inspired by what happens when you dip bread in olive oil then dukkah – the texture and crunch of the nuts, the aroma of the spices and the sumptuous oil. My favourite thing to dip bread into, I first tried this process in all its glory in Turkey last year. I’ve been dipping all sorts of things (crackers, breadsticks, carrot sticks) into oil and dukkah ever since, but have never made my own. And still haven’t. I kind of made this by accident, and realised its likeness to my favourite dip – and a new variety is born. What to call it?! Becky’s dukkah…. Bukkah? Whatever- it’s great, try it :-)

Anyway, if you get bored of dunking bread into this, you can also do as I did and mix a little with some cauliflower to roast in the oven. Drizzle with feta & mascarpone sauce to make a cauliflower cheese with a big twist.


You will need:

1 tbspn black sesame seeds
1 tbspn White sesame seeds
1 tbspn flaked almonds
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tspn chilli flakes
1/2 tbspn Za’atar
Pinch of salt
2 tbspns extra virgin olive oil


1 – Toast the sesame seeds and almonds in a dry frying pan
2 – Use a mortar and pestle to grind the seeds and almonds along with the spices and salt. Stir in the lemon juice and oil. That’s it!



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