Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vegan Pistachio & Almond Dukkah (Mezze Platter)

Dukkah is a middle eastern aromatic spice blend made up of Seeds, Roasted Nuts and Spices.
It makes a great pre meal snack by dipping crusty ciabatta in extra virgin olive oil and then into the Dukkah, Great served with wine or alcoholic beverages.

1/2 cup Roasted Almonds
1/2 cup Roasted Pistachios
1/2 cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1Tbsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Dried Red Chili Flakes
1/2 tsp Turmeric
(or your own spices)
Himalayan Salt and Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)

In to a dry fry pan add all the spices and lightly toast to draw out their flavors (beware of chili fumes)
Add the Roasted nuts to a food processor and pulse till crumbly not too fine (a little texture is good)
Put the spice mix in to a pestle and mortar and grind to a fine powder.... then add it to the nuts, add the seeds also and salt and pepper now. Serve with Ciabatta or a crusty bread lightly grilled with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Do you have plenty left over and not sure what to do with it? Makes a great crumb over cauliflower and baked in the oven or as a crumb for tofu.... even a sprinkle for salads!     Enjoy!!  =)

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