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Dukkah (an entertainers delight!)

Makes 2 1/2 cups


This is a fantastic addition to platters when entertaining over the festive season. All you need to add is a side dish of good quality olive oil and some fresh bread. Dukkah can be used as a tasty coating for chicken or fish. It’s also delicious sprinkled over hummus, on avocado toast or over salads.


1/2 cup Alison’s Pantry Shelled Pistachios
1/4 cup Alison’s Pantry Natural Almonds
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry Hazelnuts
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/4 cup Alison’s Pantry Sesame Seeds
1 teaspoon salt



Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the nuts in an oven-proof dish and roast for 10 minutes.

Place the hazelnuts in a dry tea towel and rub off as much skin as possible.

Heat a dry skillet over a medium-low heat. Toast the coriander seed, fennel seeds and cumin seeds for a few minutes until fragrant.

Wipe out the hot skillet with a dry cloth. Place the sesame seeds in the pan over the same heat. Toast for a few minutes until lightly golden.

Place the nuts and spices into a food processor. Blitz until the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. Stir through the sesame seeds and salt. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight glass jar for 2-3 weeks.


Used as part of a crumb for schnitzel

Dukkah is a brilliant addition to family favourite schnitzel. Use a 50/50 mix of dukkah and panko breadcrumbs for an irresistibly crunchy and flavoursome crust.

This crumb is also fantastic with tofu or fish.


As part of an iceberg wedge salad

Ice cold iceberg lettuce wedges become delicious, crisp, addictive salad when drizzled with a creamy dressing (we love a tahini and miso dressing) and then sprinkled generously with dukkah. A scatter of fresh herbs finishes it off.

Fantastic at summer bbqs or as a quick weeknight side dish.


As a brunch topping

Dukkah is incredibly delicious sprinkled on scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes and sliced avocado and just about anything you like to eat at brunch. It adds texture and an interesting flavour boost.




Summer Vegetable & Mixed Seed Salad with Chia Dressing

(serves 8)

½ cup Alison’s Pantry Quinoa
300g green beans, trimmed and cut in 1cm lengths
2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
3 spring onions, finely sliced
2-3 handfuls baby rocket leaves
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup Alison’s Pantry Pumpkin Seeds, toasted
1 cup Alison’s Pantry Sunflower Seeds, toasted
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry Sesame Seeds, toasted
¼ cup each chopped parsley and mint leaves

Chia Seed Dressing:
1 tbsp Alison’s Pantry Chia Seeds
2 tbsp cold water
1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp honey
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper



  1. Cook quinoa in plenty of boiling water for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and set aside to cool.
  2. Cook beans and peas in boiling, salted water for 1 minute, then drain and cool under cold running water. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Make dressing by combining chia seeds and water in a jar; leave for 5 minutes for seeds to swell. Add remaining ingredients; seal jar and shake well to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To serve, place quinoa, beans, peas, onions, rocket and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add seeds and herbs. Pour dressing over salad; toss well to coat.

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This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc for Alison’s Pantry.