Dukkah is a condiment often served with bread in its native Egypt, but we love it on salads, roasted vegetables (especially winter squash), and hummus.


Dried black lime, known as loomi or limu omani, are dried whole limes used to add a bright, sour flavor to many Middle Eastern (especially Persian) dishes. They can be found whole or ground. Whole dried limes keep for much longer than ground. To grind dried limes into a powder, crush them with the side of a knife, pick out and discard the seeds, and grind them in a spice grinder.




About 1¼ cups


Place a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add and roast, stirring frequently, until browned:                

½ cup hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, cashews, or a combination

Transfer the nuts to a food processor and let cool slightly. Add to the skillet:                         

¼ cup sesame seeds

¼ cup coriander seeds

2 tablespoons cumin seeds

(1 teaspoon ajwain or fennel seeds)

Toast, stirring frequently, until fragrant and the seeds begin to make popping sounds. Transfer to the food processor and let cool for 5 minutes. Add to the food processor:

2 teaspoons dried thyme or marjoram 

1 teaspoon dried oregano

(1 teaspoon dried mint)

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

(½ teaspoon dried black lime or sumac)

Pulse until the mixture is ground to the consistency of coarse bread crumbs. Do not process to a powder; it should have some texture. 





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