10 ingredient/ Spice Blends


Dukkah is a wonderful blend of nuts and spices.

You may have not heard of it, but I love it, and I think you will, too.

Toasted nuts and seeds are ground to a coarse powder that you’ll want to sprinkle over just about everything.

Sprinkle it on anything from hummus, dips, roasted veg and even on top of avocado toast.

What is Dukkah?

Duqqa, du’ah, do’a, or dukkah is an Egyptian and Middle Eastern condiment made up of a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices. It’s typically used as a dip with bread or fresh vegetables for an hors d’œuvre.

This pumpkin seed dukkah is:

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Less than 10 Ingredients
  • Customisable
  • Quick and Easy to make
  • Made from pantry ingredients

What to use it on

  • Sprinkled on Salads
  • On top of dips
  • Avocado toast
  • On top of bread before baking
  • As a coating or part of a marinade for roasted vegetables or tofu
  • In a bread crumb coating

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  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 12
  • Yield: 1 small jar (Approx 200g) 1x
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Serve this nutty spice mix with toasted pitta, flat breads and olive oil or alongside hummus and dips.

Whats wonderful about this is you can swap out or adjust ingredients/spices to adapt it to your taste / diet.


  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds (I used half white sesame and half black sesame)
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli powder or flakes if you prefer
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  1. Place all the ingredients in a dry pan and toast until aromatic and lightly golden.
  2. Leave to cool and then pulse in a grinder or using a pestle and mortar. Do not over blend this is not a paste it is for sprinkling.


  • Traditional recipes call for hazelnuts, but here I have swapped this out for pumpkin seeds to make it more cost effective and allergy friendly
  • Feel free to swap out any of the ingredients to your preferred taste
  • Store in a airtight jar for up to 3 months – although I doubt it will last that long!

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