- 1/2 cup roasted almonds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 tbsp ground coriander
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 1 tbsp dried lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Using a mortar and pestle, blend together all ingredients until well combined.
Dukkah with Lemon seasoning
The beauty of spice mixes, spice rubs, and seasonings is that they are so entirely versatile, and adaptable. Take dukkah for example – it is a nut-based spice rub that can be utilised in a multitude of ways. You can add it to extra virgin olive oil and then dip toasted chunks of toasted Turkish bread into it, or even use it as a spice rub for your favourite protein, such as my Dukkah-crusted Kangaroo skewers.
And because it’s a spice mix or seasoning, it means you can personalise it to your tastes. Don’t like coriander? Skip it! Love cumin? Add it! Add a little more or less salt. It’s entirely within your hands to personalise.
And for me, personally, I love to add some dried lemon zest to my dukkah. It adds that wonderful acidity which really rounds out the flavours and makes everything pop! I’ve spoken before about my passion for spice rubs and seasonings and honestly, they take a few simple seconds to mix together but can save so much time in the kitchen.
For example, this lemon dukkah can be blended with yoghurt to make a really interesting dipping sauce for your next party, or as mentioned above – as a spice rub. Dukkah is similar to Za’atar in that aspect – just gorgeously filled with flavour and although you can buy it in a supermarket – there’s nothing better than homemade. Especially when you already have all the ingredients! But as we all know, I am a big believer in making from scratch rather than using premade, premixed, pre-meditated seasonings from the supermarket.